About Heather McKissick

Posts by Heather McKissick:

Blogging Positive

When you have everything, it’s hard to admit when you feel down.  Happily married for 20+ years, happy healthy children, rewarding fulfilling career, living and healthy parents who love and did love me, generally good health. Counting my “blessings” has become almost commonplace for me – just grateful to live as charmed as I have, as(…)

Gratitude and the Art of Reframing

Gratitude and the Art of Reframing

Over the weekend, a young woman who struggles with mental illness came into our home and “trashed” the place.  She was not responsible for her own actions, as her necessary medications had recently been changed.  We were not home at the time.  As strange and difficult as it all was, to be honest with you, once(…)

More Margin, More Mission

More Margin, More Mission

(In my quest to create more focused time for what matters the most in life, about three weeks ago I started a 30 day challenge called “The Miracle Morning” based on Hal Elrod’s book of the same name. See here for backstory.) Highest value of the “Miracle Morning?” Creating more “margin” in my life. When you work(…)

Miracle Morning Week 1 Update

Miracle Morning Week 1 Update

If you skimmed my last post you saw that last week I started “The Miracle Morning” – a process described by Hal Elrod in his book of the same name.  The idea is simple – wake up earlier than usual and get some personal time to focus on what you want to create in your(…)

Why I Hate “Me Time” and Want More Of It

Why I Hate “Me Time” and Want More Of It

I know I am not the only one who struggles with not finding enough time for myself.  We all juggle the needs of our families, our jobs, our communities … and all of the other commitments we make … and it is not a new concept by any stretch of the imagination that finding quality “me time” is(…)

A letter to my team on the topic of priority management

  Recent conversations have reminded me of some resources on the topic of managing multiple priorities and deadlines, and doing the continuous re-calibration necessary to stay on top of what matters most and not be derailed by what does not. This notion of continuous re-calibration is a hard one to master – I know I(…)

The Scoop on my New Job

The Scoop on my New Job

My new role as Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development at University Federal Credit Union starts July 29!   As I look forward to exciting new horizons, I’m reflecting on everything and everyone that has supported me along the journey so far. With two short exceptions, my career has been a progression of(…)

I’ve Got Alot Going On

I’ve Got Alot Going On

I thought I’d start a blog post today that will probably be broken into several parts.  But I’ve got alot going on and need to sort it all out. Let’s not even start with the most significant.  Let’s stay with the physical health ones first. So, I’ve committed to living a paleo lifestyle and working out(…)

How I beat the flu

How I beat the flu

For whatever reason this year I did not get a flu shot.  I told myself I would after forgetting last year as well, but it just never happened.  So this year I have been especially diligent with all the horror stories I’ve been hearing – washing my hands obsessively, hand sanitizer in every bag, in(…)