Joy

Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay A few weeks ago I was reading through a leadership blog and the word Productive Paranoia jumped out at me.  This word struck a chord with me and I decided to investigate and find the source.  Jim Collins in his book “Great By Choice” describes a triad of core behaviors …

STOP

Photo by Luke van Zyl on Unsplash Last week I had another checkup for my cochlear implant.  Each time I go I am anxious to know how I might be performing during the speech discrimination testing.  This is a list of 50 monosyllabic words (consonant-vowel-consonant) recorded words that are played that is typically used clinically …

Working Out!

When I decided to pursue the cochlear implant, I knew that it was going to take time to train my brain to listen with it.  Many people continue to ask me what I think of the CI.  At this point in the journey, I say that I continue to make progress, new discoveries, and understand …

New HEAR Growth Goals

What are your New HEAR Growth Goals?  Whether you have normal hearing or have hearing challenges, we can all experience growth in our listening skills. God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason.  We should be spending twice as much time listening than talking.  Why?  When we listen we learn and grow …

Birthday Wishes

Photo by Nikhita Singhal on Unsplash December is a month of celebrations in our house! We celebrate the greatest gift of Christmas, we celebrate 4 generations of December birthdays (my mom, my grandma who is celebrating in heaven, my daughter, and ME!). A new celebration in December is that each year I will celebrate my …

Jingle Bell Rock!

Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock!  One-week post activation and what a world of jingle bells and many more sounds abound!  In my last blog, I shared about ACTIVATION day and my perception of sound initially.  Lots of beeps, whistles, chirps, and feedback.  I am fascinated that with …