Close Your Eyes to See More Clearly

Close Your Eyes to See More Clearly

Recently during a yoga class, the instructor encouraged us to keep our eyes closed for longer than is the norm. I followed her instruction and found myself not only losing my balance when standing on one leg but also losing a good bit of distraction. When my eyes are...
The In-Between

The In-Between

I’m a fan of most Steven Spielberg movies. I like a plot with an expected good ending that is full of close calls. When the moon is full and the sky is clear, I look up to catch a glance of ET on the bike with Elliott. I can’t, however, handle anything Steven King;...
When The Chips Are Down

When The Chips Are Down

I was listening to an interview on business best practices and the interviewer asked, “What is the best way to tell if someone has high integrity?” That got my attention. Begin honest and trustworthy – and surrounding myself with people who have similar thoughts...
Bridging the Fear Gap

Bridging the Fear Gap

A few months ago my husband, two friends and I hiked down the south side of the Grand Canyon. We had been training for months, carrying heavy packs with our food, water and camping gear. With about a mile to go to the campsite, we came across a gorgeous bridge...
Disconnecting and the Art of Downtime

Disconnecting and the Art of Downtime

As I write this, I’m flying. I connected to Wi-Fi as soon as I could, on my laptop and my phone. It’s 5:45am and I’m signed on to IM, just in case someone needs to get in touch with me. Good grief – I am not that important and things can wait, but the allure of...
Reflections on our Founder

Reflections on our Founder

July 14, 2018 marks my 16th anniversary at ISTS. In the spring of 2002, I had the great privilege of being introduced to Nyles Ayers, the Founder of what was then called Scholarship Program Administrators. Nyles was looking for someone to run the company so that he...