Browsing All Posts filed under »Change«

The nerve

March 5, 2014


The other evening, I was at a business dinner downtown and something happened that rarely happens. I became so nervous, I couldn’t speak. I was prepared to stand up and give a short speech about my company. I was prepared to be surrounded by some ambitious and successful people. I had a cute outfit on, […]

The Irresponsible Life

February 12, 2014


Phillip Seymour Hoffman died last week (which I’m sure, by now, you’ve heard) and his death has sparked debates about selfishness almost everywhere, it seems. Op-eds, television shows, People magazine and even a few friends of mine from high school (friends, by the way, who were well acquainted with drug use even in our early […]

House of Change

November 12, 2013


I love the story of how I ended up with my dream house and so I’m going to share it with you here. When I was two months pregnant, my husband and I decided that it was time to leave our already-cramped condo and find a house suitable for a family. In truth, we had […]

Getting my Fix

October 3, 2013


One of my friends posted an article on Facebook called, “How to Get Flat Abs, Have Amazing Sex and Rule the World in 8 Easy Steps.” I knew it was a trap as soon as I saw the title. And by ‘trap’ I mean, not a real self-help article but one of those Let’s just […]

A little spring reflection

April 29, 2013


Hopefully by now, you’re done or almost done with the coaching exercise I shared with you at the beginning of this month. You’ve gone through your home, taken an assessment of what you liked and didn’t like and then started by making some small changes in each room.   I’m just wondering, how does it […]

Laurels aren’t for resting upon

March 30, 2012


This month, we’ve been looking at how successful women approach change. One thing I’ve rarely heard discussed is what successful women do after they’ve accomplished something great. There are so many books and articles and blogs devoted to attaining success and reaching one’s goals that if can be easy to forget that if you keep […]

The Inevitable Obstacles

March 28, 2012


Life is full of obstacles, set-backs and unexpected things that happen. I’m not sure why we are so surprised by this. Cars break down. Family members get sick. People get laid off. This is life and sometimes crappy things happen.  Successful women know this. They also know that, while they couldn’t possibly prepare for every […]

Your own voice

March 27, 2012


Whenever I start to feel myself giving too much of my power away, listening too much to the advice of others (rather than listening to my own inner wisdom) or doubting my own convictions, I turn to this poem. It’s one of my favorites, from Mary Oliver. Maybe you’ll find it as profound as I […]

Consulting Others

March 26, 2012


Your personal trainer probably knows the best exercises for your triceps. Your financial advisor can most likely give you some solid guidance on how to increase the worth of your portfolio. The landscaping company you’ve hired trims the trees much better than you ever could.  But does your sister really know your life’s purpose? Can […]

Your house needs a rock

March 22, 2012


“He is like a man which built a house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.” Bible * “As a solid rock is not shaken by the wind, […]