Getting to the Roots of My “Why”

Every decision has a reason, but do we ever stop to ask why? Picture yourself holding one single flower seed between your fingers. It may sound a bit odd, but trust me on this one. Now you take that seed and plant it in a pot filled with soil. You spray some water on it… Continue reading Getting to the Roots of My “Why”

Passport to Meaning (plus a FREE giveaway)

Last week I reconnected with a former colleague who I always liked working with. She could take on almost anything sent her way. But she said it was getting to be a grind – with each project she was becoming more and more miserable. She COULD do the work but she didn’t WANT to. What’s… Continue reading Passport to Meaning (plus a FREE giveaway)

Striking the Perfect Pitch

Friday night at our house is movie night. Which you might think would mean we’re up to date on the latest. You’d be wrong. Our 10 year olds far prefer seeing movies they’ve seen many times before… and so the family polling this past Friday resulted in a victory for Pitch Perfect 2 (often it’s… Continue reading Striking the Perfect Pitch

7 Career Insights….From the Gym

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I met with two good friends in the past month who were both struggling to get into a regular exercise routine. I happily offered to support them however I could – because while I’ll fully admit there are plenty of good habits I’ve yet to create, getting to the gym is one I can put… Continue reading 7 Career Insights….From the Gym

Want to get 50% less out of your summer job? Skip this step

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I hosted a barbecue last week for a group I’m a part of. I was lucky to have lots of help from my family, my husband on the grill and the girls walking around offering appetizers and filling drinks. My daughters enjoy all the accolades and get to hear some of the adult conversation –… Continue reading Want to get 50% less out of your summer job? Skip this step

The Power of Failure To Find Our Fit

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I got together with a dear friend over the weekend. He’s someone who I admire greatly for his amazing insight into and knowledge about people, a skill which has proven invaluable to him and those of us fortunate enough to work with him. The talk eventually turned to current events and Wimbledon. Despite being an… Continue reading The Power of Failure To Find Our Fit

It’s Tough To Reach Your Peak Performance If You’re Not Willing To Try A New Gear

Our picture perfect day yesterday inspired me to get out for a bike ride. As I headed up the hill and downshifted, it took a few clicks for the gears to respond. I realized I was long overdue for taking my bike in for service. Were I so remiss with teeth cleaning I’m quite sure… Continue reading It’s Tough To Reach Your Peak Performance If You’re Not Willing To Try A New Gear

Why I Left Two of the ‘Top Companies To Work For’

LinkedIn was out last week with its list of top companies to work for.  It’s a list of 50 companies, nearly all of which will be familiar names.  When trying to figure out your first move, or your next move, these lists can seem an easy go to as the best place to start.  However, while… Continue reading Why I Left Two of the ‘Top Companies To Work For’

The Power of the Lousy Internship

I was heading out to meet a friend for coffee last Wednesday and spied on the counter my daughter’s lunch bag.  Since she’d left 20 minutes ago, I gave it some careful thought. I could easily walk the 2 blocks to school and drop it off for her…it would get me some fresh air and… Continue reading The Power of the Lousy Internship