Nurture Your Inner and Outer Beauty Mini-Retreat

In February, I partnered with Beauty Consultant Liz Sullivan and HeartSong Teacher and performing artist Kathleen McDonald to offer a Saturday morning retreat for women who need some “me” time. I knew I had found my calling because I could not stop smiling. Like, my face hurt I was smiling so much. Being in the […]

Personal Retreat

This past week, a big project at work that was two years in the making came to its conclusion. At our debrief meeting Wednesday afternoon, our whole team was spent. It had been an exhausting few days and a long, drawn out schedule getting the work done. I had expected this and planned extra time […]

Say Yes to Rest

Over the weekend I read a New York Times article about pandemic fatigue. The author cited recent studies and polls of people across the country who were experiencing a lack of motivation, difficulty concentrating and “an unpleasant cocktail of boredom, dread and exhaustion.” It resonated. Despite a fairly consistent level of productivity, it still felt […]

Not-so-modern medicine

On Friday, I had a birthday-related medical procedure. If you are of a certain age, you know what I am referring to and you know how awful it is. Despite the awfulness, I am awed by the miracle that is modern medicine. I left the facility (It wasn’t a hospital. It wasn’t a clinic. It […]

Pandemic Reflection

It’s been a year. As I wrote in a post last year, I stood in the doorway to my office and I knew in my bones that it would be a long time until I would return. Here I am, writing this from home where I currently spend most of my time. As we recognize […]

Wintering

I can’t wait to eat in a restaurant. Hug my parents. See my friends. I miss being on campus. But, I don’t miss my commute. I wonder, how anxious am I going to feel congregating in groups? Have I lost my in-person social skills? Wait, am I going to have to wear dress pants again? […]

You are wonderful.

I am in the fortunate position of having people in my life who regularly tell me I am wonderful. If you have any of these humans in your life, hang onto them tightly. Sometimes when I’m told this, I ask for specifics. It is helpful to know how my words and actions impact people.  The […]

Nurture Your Inner and Outer Beauty

Could you use a little pampering? Are you craving a moment of serenity?  I’m delighted to announce that I am partnering with Beauty Consultant Liz Sullivan and Certified HeartSong teacher Kathleen McDonald to offer a mini-retreat for women on Saturday, February 27 from 9-11:30am EST. This mini-retreat is for women who do so much for […]

Doomscrolling Diet

I consume most of my social media on my phone. I check Facebook occasionally to catch up on the posts of family and friends. I follow numerous dogs on Instagram. Twitter is where I doomscroll. I follow mostly politicians, policy wonks, educators, and news sites on Twitter. On good days, the tweets are inspiring, insightful, […]

Goal Setting in a Pandemic

My last post was about a few of my favorite productivity tools. I love that stuff. I read books about productivity. I follow the topic on social media. I listen to podcasts. I tinker with apps. I’m always trying to learn new ways to streamline my habits. That is just the nerd that I am.  […]