The Struggle Is Real

Women everywhere are struggling. You may have heard of the women in Boston who gathered for a collective primal scream. I get it. This sucks. Women faced gender-based barriers at work before the pandemic. Now, everything is just so much more difficult. I have such deep empathy for all women, especially for moms of young […]

Use (and practice) your personal scripts

“Let me think about that and get back to you.” “That’s interesting. Let me look into that.” “Let me look at my calendar before I commit to that.” Personal scripts are phrases you have developed, and practiced in advance, that you use when you need to say something but you are unprepared to address the […]

Exercise vs. anything else

Right now, I wouldn’t call myself an athlete. Between Halloween and Easter, I’m more of a chocolate and cookie fan. During this current COVID spike, my anxiety is quelled with sugar. I’ve had athletic periods in my life, for sure. I played sports in high school. I’ve done boot camps with friends. I joined Curves […]

It’s chill week

Do you know what day it is? Are you wearing pjs past noon? Are you still working through all the sweets that you accumulated during the holidays? Author Helena Fitzgerald wrote an article in The Atlantic describing the week between Christmas and New Year’s as dead week. She writes, Christmas is over and we have […]

No one completely has their sh*t together

I’ve been repeating this all week in different online and IRL (in real life) spaces. In this season of holiday photo cards and idyllic social media posts, it’s easy to think that everyone else has things figured out while you plod along. It’s not true. While we all have different levels of confidence – depending […]

Inspiration at the Massachusetts Conference for Women

Several thousand women from Massachusetts and beyond attended the virtual Massachusetts Conference for Women last Thursday. I want to share some of the things I found inspiring. Are you ready? Jay Shetty, a former monk and host of the podcast On Purpose, talked about how gratitude is a science-based strategy to increase joy and happiness. […]

My famous pumpkin bread

For about two decades I have been making pumpkin bread. The recipe has been in my husband’s family for some time. I have served it at my sons’ birthday parties, added it to the Thanksgiving dinner roll basket, and gifted it to family, friends and neighbors. My mom is known for her homemade apple pie. […]

What I am grateful for right now

November is a time when many of us reflect on what we are grateful for. In addition to being a tradition during this time of year, there is evidence that practicing gratitude enhances our long-term happiness, increases our emotional well-being, improves our relationships, and improves our effectiveness at work. With this in mind, I thought […]

Are you a multipotentialite?

A multi what? Multi-potential-ite. A multipotentialite is a person who has many interests and creative pursuits. I just finished reading Emilie Wapnick’s How to be Everything. She talks about how people with lots of different interests don’t fit into the traditional career framework of specializing in one thing. I’m energized because I didn’t know there […]

Are you working towards the right goals?

Raise your hand if you have ever advised a student who was in a major because their parents told them it would lead to a good living, but their heart was actually somewhere else? Or, have you stayed in a job that you were miserable in because the salary and benefits were good? Sometimes our […]