In my last post, Sorting Out Why to Say “Yes” and Why to Say “No” I pointed out that you should assess and understand why your initial reaction to an offered opportunity is yes or no, and I noted some good reasons why you might choose yes or no in a particular circumstance. In this … Continue reading Say Yes
Lately I've noticed that there is somewhat of a conflicting message on whether to say yes or no to new opportunities. If you are focusing on "work life balance," the message is to say "no" more often. If you are focusing on personal or professional growth, the message is to say "yes" more often. Here … Continue reading Sorting Out Why to Say “Yes” and Why to Say “No”
Have you seen Amy Schumer's movie, I Feel Pretty, yet? If you have, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it. If you haven't, don't worry, I won't spoil it for you here. I will just tell you that I watched it last night and want to recommend it to the following people: 1. Anyone … Continue reading What If You Loved Yourself As You Are?
Today I reached out to an accomplished, well-respected woman in a more senior position than mine at work. Until today, I had neither met her nor had a conversation with her, but I felt she was someone I should know, someone who might have some answers to my questions. To my delight, she was gracious, … Continue reading Be Brave
Suffer a setback? Don't waste your time feeling defeated, because you've just been given two gifts: a lesson and fuel. After a setback occurs, take a little time to process what happened and identify how you're feeling. Once you've identified the emotions (anger, embarrassment, sadness, etc.) it's easier to move from a place of feeling … Continue reading Thank You for that Setback
The team was already gathering when I pulled up to the school with my son. I said, "Okay, we're here," and he looked up from his phone, scrambled to get his things together, and jumped out of the car. In my side mirror, I saw a van pulling around us and I yelled, "Wait!" at … Continue reading My Son Almost Got Hit By a Car…and Other Potential Perils of Being a “Go-Go-Go” Parent
Do you feel fulfilled by your current job? If not, it could be that you are lacking a sense of purpose in the work you're doing. This is not to say that the work you're doing is not important to the company, but maybe it doesn't feel important to you. Oprah Winfrey said, "Do what … Continue reading When Your Job’s Purpose is not Your Purpose
Self-care is so vital for both you and for all of the people you help take care of. How can you keep giving of yourself if you burn out and have nothing left to give? This concept of self-care can be difficult at first, (mom guilt, spouse guilt, worker guilt), but with a little practice … Continue reading In a Self-Care State of Mind
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis...have you read it yet? Are you following her on social media? Does she not just make you want to stand up and cheer for the power you hold to change your own life?! If you don't know who I'm talking about, her name is Rachel Hollis and she is … Continue reading Girl, Wash Your Face…Girl, Read this book!
Since my last post was about the importance of scheduling a vacation, it seems appropriate that today I post about returning to "real life" after vacation. Believe me when I say I really did not want to return to work after a week at the beach. REALLY. DID. NOT. However, I did return to work … Continue reading Beating the Vacation Blues