I was recently texting with a friend about productivity and work. She brought up the fact that she's avoiding telling herself the "I'm so overwhelmed" story. There is too much to do, so let's not do anything at all. "I'm so overwhelmed, I don't know where to begin." How many times have I found myself stuck … Continue reading Falling Down The Habits Hole
Geopolitically, it feels like the world is in shambles. Let’s be real, the world really is in shambles. But when I look back on my own 2016, personally, it’s been just about the best year ever. And it brings to mind one of my most memorable Sex And The City quotes: “"I have everything I … Continue reading Something To Lose
I didn't publish anything for two years until, suddently, I did. Looking back over the year, I can only do a perspective retrospective, because 2016 brought me back to my blog. And if there is one thing on my mind, it is this: why do we shrink from things? So many questions related to this phenomenon! … Continue reading Perspective Retrospective
It's been many months since I've contributed to my own blog, for a variety of reasons. But I've continued to write for I Am That Girl, a website devoted to the empowerment of young women and girls. Here, my most recent piece, with my most recent activities summarized within: Road Rules. I hope you enjoy!
Recently, I became a monthly contributor to I Am That Girl. I'm quite proud to be a part of this dynamic and thoughtful community focused on inspiring and empowering our young women and girls. If you are interested, you can find my first blog post here.
By choice, and while on vacation, I shut my iphone off completely. I checked email once a day on a computer that's not even mine. And guess what? The world didn't end. We were in the Dominican Republic. A beautiful country, filled with absolutely wonderful people. And the beaches were magnificent. The DR was … Continue reading 4 Days Without A Phone
WordPress provides bloggers a "daily prompt" in order to get people thinking about specific topics, or to provoke creative blog posts. Recently, the prompt was to describe your dream job. And it got me thinking about how we define dream jobs, and how we find dream jobs. In short, I am not sure we are … Continue reading On Dream Jobs And Reality
The flurry of communication every day is so overwhelming, I heard someone say that they needed to hire someone simply to manage their inbox. In the course of one day, he had accumulated hundreds of unread emails. It is crushing. Add to this the daily phone calls, both personal and professional, text messages from friends … Continue reading Phone calls, and emails, and texts….oh my.
I think of myself as the queen of our home. Hestia, goddess of the hearth. I can handle messes and dishes and laundry with my eyes closed. And I work full time. I've pretty much convinced myself that I am a buttkicking winner at home life and at public life. Sometimes, I've convinced myself that I am … Continue reading Business Travel Makes The Heart Grow Fonder
Each night, I promise myself I'll get up at six and head out on my morning run. I have the best of intentions. Really. But the polar vortex is only just leaving Boston and it seems every morning I wake up it's colder and the snow is deeper. This morning, we woke up to a … Continue reading Winter Running Is Hard So I’m Making A Resolution