Shifting and Changing – A Part of Life

Several years ago (2007-2008) I began to feel a shift, a tugging, a pull away from what I was doing and into a new path.  Our economy was on the decline. My event business at the time, The Laureli Group, Inc., was struggling and I found myself in a place where I had some space.. read more →

Remarkable! – Step into Greatness!

I just popped onto the blog of my former employee, Donna Queza, and her new company, Donna and Nailah ( and I loved what I saw!  Their fresh approach to life, their energy and  positive nature (plus their skills) impressed and inspired me.  The most recent blog spoke of their attendance at a conference about.. read more →

Reflections on Giving Thanks

“Thanks.” It’s a word we use all the time. For many of us, it’s an innate part of our lives, programmed since early childhood. The barista hands you your morning coffee – “thanks.” The hostess seats you at your table – “thanks.” Your son picks up his shoes and puts them away – “thanks.” But,.. read more →

The Power of Introspection for Your Business

Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to Scotland as part of a pilgrimage with my church. When I decided to take this journey, my focus was upon spiritual growth and the opportunity to explore the majestic scenery of the country. But, as a business owner, I had concerns about walking away from the business,.. read more →

Do business and spirituality mix?

When starting a business, an entrepreneur will put her heart and soul into creating it. It often begins with an amazing idea, one that wakes you up at night and excites you. The vision begins to be formulated, shared and modified into something that actually could be. The business will – without question – have the characteristics and.. read more →