Amy Rees Anderson

Hello April!

I can hardly believe it is already April 1st!   All I know is that I am super excited for Spring to finally bring some warm weather to Utah.  It has been a crazy cold winter and I, for one, am not a big fan of the cold.  It makes me so incredibly happy to walk

Be Happy To Be You!

Have you ever been flipping through a magazine and come to the picture perfect person staring back at you and thought to yourself, “I wish I looked like her/him”.  Or have you watched a famous people on the television being interviewed about their fame and fortune and thought to yourself “I wish I had their

Spring Cleaning A.D.D. Style

Yes, it’s that time of year again – the time for Spring Cleaning.  And what better time to get it done than over the Spring Break holiday week?    I personally dread Spring Cleaning because I have A.D.D.  For those of you who are not familiar with the term A.D.D it stands for Attention Deficit Disorder,

Stop Yourself From Making Bad Decisions – Wear the Comfortable Shoes!

I have been walking for…well let’s see…yeah, about 40 years now.  And you would think that after 40 years of walking that I would have learned by now that that when one intends to go to the mall shopping, one should wear their comfortable shoes!   Just like you’d think I would have learned that when

I can’t believe it’s already been one year!

I can hardly believe that it was exactly one year ago, last Saturday, that we signed the closing documents to sell MediConnect (MCG).  Since that day it has been a sheer whirlwind of activity so when I realized that it was the one year anniversary over the weekend all I could think of is how it

“How To Have a Mental Breakdown in 11 Easy Steps”

Amidst having a pity party for myself for my ‘oh, so stressful’ week, I came across an article that was absolutely perfect for kicking me in the behind and knocking some humor back into my pity-party self: How To Have a Mental Breakdown in 11 Easy Steps     –By Jason Kotecki Have you ever wondered to

“How People Treat You is Their Karma, How You React is Yours”

What a great reminder and quote from Wayne Dyer (who I think is a fabulous motivational speaker btw).  So often in life we find ourselves in situations where someone does something that: hurts us, is unkind to us, treats us poorly, is unfair to us, is dishonest to us, is disloyal to us, is ungrateful

Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow and don’t forget to wear green!  Tradition has it that a four leaf clover is the universal symbol for good luck which offers magical protection and wards off bad luck.  Some even believe that when holding a four leaf clover you are able to see magical fairies.   And who wouldn’t

Today Was A Great Day

Today was a great day. I felt so honored to receive the ACG (Association for Corporate Growth), Dealmaker of the Year Award today at a wonderful event in Salt Lake. Former U.S. Secretary of HHS (Health and Human Services), Secretary Michael Leavitt gave the Keynote speech at the award luncheon and he did a fantastic

WHEATIES: The Breakfast of Champions

I’M BACK! That’s right. Prepare to be dazzled. PS. This is Ashley talkin here. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Amy’s 17 year old daughter, AKA “da boss’ daughter”. Occasionally, I take over the article for the night when my mom comes home from work completely exhausted. Yeah, so I guess tonight

Life’s Little Rituals

We all have our little life rituals.  Sometimes we are aware of them and sometimes we don’t even realize we do them until something causes a break in our ritual and we suddenly realize how important they were to us.  We start out each day with our morning rituals.  For me it includes having my

Gratitude can turn any negative into a positive

Gratitude is an amazing thing.  Gratitude can turn any negative into a positive. The fastest way to FEEL happy is to BE thankful. Taking a moment to consider all the blessings that are in your life can help tremendously to put everything into proper perspective; and it is proper perspective that will help you through

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN

Years ago, before I was married, I was riding in a car with a guy I was dating.  As we sat in silence together driving along the highway for quite some time, I couldn’t help wondering what was going on in that head of his.  He was quiet, just staring out the front window at

Passive-Aggressive Behavior Will Destroy a Company’s Culture (Forbes Article)

Passive-aggressive behavior in any company is one of the most destructive cancers to a culture that ends up killing both a great company, and the self-esteem of the individuals working there.    For any wondering what passive-aggressive behavior looks like, I will try and give some examples that paint a picture.  A passive-aggressive person is someone

Be The Master Of Your Emotions

As I sit down to write my blog every night I try and look back at my day and ask myself “what lessons did I learn today that I can share with others?” so I can write about those lessons and know that something good can come from my challenges I go through.  I have

Surrounded By The Right People

Say you have to do something that isn’t your favorite thing in the world to do.  Then say you have to do it with people who are not fun to be around, who are negative, selfish, and basically drag you down. Now say you have to do that same something that isn’t your favorite in

“Is What I am Doing Right Now Leading Me To___?”

In the world of business we spend a significant amount of time coming up with company mission statements and company values.  We then set company goals that we believe will help us achieve our company purpose.   In companies it’s just expected that every company has gone through that exercise.  But when is the last time



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