Tag: work life balance

What this mom really wants for Father’s Day

If you’re like me, you are inundated with activities, life events, and obligations in the month of June. The school year is ending, we have graduations, parties, gifts, nostalgia from the change of seasons, etc. Then, in the middle of it all, there is Father’s Day. Instead of Father’s Day being another obligatory day made... Read more »

Please tell me where I stand

Can you? Why is it so hard to get an answer out of some people? This mostly pertains to business development and sales, but it’s a universal sentiment. We all want to know where we stand. If the answer is no, that’s all right. I will live another day, because I can take it. But... Read more »

Anybody good is already working

I overheard someone spouting this gem the other day, someone who should know better. The wisdom of this so called statement is right up there with, “You can’t like both the Cubs and the White Sox,” and, “Bitcoin is a great investment.” I’m not sure why some people continue to believe this; that if you’re... Read more »
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To my cocky 16 year old self

So here’s the deal: I know you think you’re going to be young forever, you already know everything, you hate being told what to do, and you hate taking advice. So I’ll make it brief. Stop rolling your eyes, I promise I will. Hear me out – you’ll be glad you did when you look... Read more »

Pay me like a man

So have you heard this week’s news? According to NPR, “California has a new law intended to fight gender pay disparity by restricting companies from asking certain questions about salary history, and requiring them to reveal more about what they pay.” This law just went into effect a few days ago – and this pretty... Read more »

My biggest wish for you in 2018

As a wise friend recently said, make enough trips around the sun, and you realize most traditions are temporary. Your kids grow older and move away, relationships shift and morph, priorities change. The things you once felt so passionately about – whether good or bad – well, you just don’t care that much anymore. It’s... Read more »
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My best holiday gift this season

Like you – most likely – my year has been good overall, with more notches in the wins column than in the losses one. That said, at times it’s been a roller coaster, and I’m looking forward to the holiday break. If nothing else, the craze and demands of every day life will slow down... Read more »

Can I be really honest with you?

Can I be really honest with you? I was asked this question in a work situation this past week. I don’t know about you, but this is one of those questions that makes me dread what’s coming next. Along with “Can we talk ASAP?”, and “Can I see you right away?”, “Can I be really... Read more »

What are you doing for Thanksgiving? Hopefully, not shaming anyone's plans

The most popular question you will ask or be asked in the coming week is, What are you doing for Thanksgiving? Whether it’s coming from a place of office small talk or genuine interest, this will be major topic of conversation, or in some cases, dread and avoidance. That’s right, some of your friends, acquaintances... Read more »
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The art of being grateful

I don’t know about you, but the art of being grateful is NOT something I’m good at. As we’re in the midst of the 30 days of gratitude project and grateful November, I can’t help but think about this constantly. We hear the related cliches all the time: Our glass is half full, you can’t... Read more »