Your Career is No Joke

You may remember this classic Henny Youngman joke:     Patient: Doctor, it hurts when I do this.     Doctor: Then stop doing that.This is good advice in all areas of your life.It is especially good career advice.If...Read More


Even When It's Approaching Torture, I've Got My Routine

This is one of my favorite lines.From one of my favorite songs.From one of my favorite lyricists.From one of my favorite soundtracks.From one of my favorite movies of all time. The song is Momentum by Aimee Mann.The...Read More


Poisons are not the Path to Your Soul's Mission

I was working with a client recently who is in the process of getting ready to leave behind her director-level job and go after a Vice-President role.As often happens when coaching, we do not just talk about her resume, her networking strategies or...Read More


Circling Your Soul's Mission

In January 2001, I started a Women’s Group with some of my nearest and dearest women friends.I had moved out of Chicago and left behind a huge support group of friends and colleagues.I had a new baby girl (who would not take the bottle by the...Read More


Crap! Your Barn Door is Open.. Again!

And you know it.  You know you opened the barn door AND left it open…again. Something you said you would not do. Yet, there it is. Wide open.  Wait! I’m no farmer. You are probably not a farmer and neither am...Read More


What! No Pizza for Dinner?

It was Friday.It was 3:00 pmIt hit me.This was the end of my first week of my Month of May Clean Eating Challenge.  (Check out more on this here: {link})I am choosing not to eat dairy, wheat, sugar and to not drink coffee.Except it is Friday.I...Read More


The Number One Question That Brought Me Peace

It is December. The month that my heart just about explodes with love for friends and family and memories past and present: Putting up the Dickens Village with my daughter and trimming the tree. Finding that perfect gift for that person who has...Read More


Use Your Thoughts to Protect and Serve

I recently read an article on a research study co-authored by Richard Petty, professor of psychology at Ohio State University. In this study he found that when people wrote down their negative thoughts on a piece of paper and then physical threw...Read More


Big Ideals, Small Tweaks

Last month I wrote about discipline and accountability and how just the thought of "having to do something" makes my stomach hurt. Check it out here: June 2016 Blog I have continued to consider the why of this. Then I picked up Gretchen Rubin's...Read More


Sign, Sign, Everywhere A Sign

I recently reposted and article from Robert Wyse about Julie Mills. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cancer-led-her-job-helped-saved-life-rob-wyse Julie Miles is a jewelry designer who has traveled the world and created fantastically beautiful...Read More


My Not-So-Super Power

I Dream of Jeannie Harry Potter All of the Incredibles Spiderman and my favorite, Bewitched! Who would not want to twitch their nose and be in Hawaii, turn their cat into a pony or create a brand new kitchen?   I have always been a fan...Read More


Stack the Cards in Your Favor

I am not sure if you play poker but I have been playing with a group of girlfriends every month since 1997. Lots of fun and the money just moves from one pocket to another so you never really feel like you are losing. The thing about poker that...Read More


I Haven't (fill in the blanks)...YET!

I haven't (written that book, lost that weight, made that budget) YET. I was listening to a podcast from Carol Dweck the other day and she told a great story about a Chicago high school that required their students to pass a certain number of...Read More


BEWARE the Poison Bait and Switch

What the heck? What is going on with this app? I told it to use my location so it should be able to tell me where the closest Starbucks is. They are everywhere, come on! I have to be at the soccer game in fifteen minutes. It must be in the Target....Read More


Finding Gratitude For Your Dark Side

Indoor Plumbing is The Bomb! Food delivered hot to my door Rocks! My compassionate nature is Cool! Starting my own business is Awesome! This time of year we are often looking at the many things for which we have gratitude. Sure, I can list many...Read More