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Are You Missing the Obvious?

A few weeks ago, I asked my doctor to give my right foot a check. It’s been hurting for a couple of months, but without anything noticeable happening to it.  I didn’t hit it, bump it or drop anything on it. She ordered an x-ray, but nothing conclusive came back. A week later, I mentioned […]


Crack open the book, “Juggling for the Complete Klutz” and you’ll be surprised at step one. It’s not a hot tip on hand-eye coordination. It’s not showing you how to stand or where to put your hands. It’s not even how to get one ball up and in the air. Step one is to throw […]

The Best Thing That Ever Happened to You

We flop on a project. We don’t give a great interview. We get fired. Things happen.  And at the time, they’re big! They’re impactful and painful and disappointing. No doubt about it. But hindsight is 20/20. We often look back at these same things with a new lens and think,    Whew! Dodged that one! Good […]

The Story You Tell Determines the Life You Lead.

When you first meet someone, what’s the story you tell them? Do you share what you do and how much you work? How busy, overwhelmed or exhausted you are? How overtime is killing you right now?   Do you share what you’ve been meaning to start? How long you’ve been trying to get it going? […]

Maybe Balance isn’t a Swear Word

I used to believe I couldn’t be excellent, extraordinary, or utterly-fucking-amazing unless I gave myself completely to my work. Everything that suffered or fell to the wayside? Collateral damage to be expected and worth the sacrifice.   When I was in college, I only wanted to get A’s. Missing out on extracurricular activities, friends, and […]

Enough is NOT Enough

Jacinda Arden told everyone she’s had enough. And, as we should, we’re applauding her. She gave of her time, talent, resources, energy, and life to lead New Zealand since 2017. But I’ve since read a few posts and seen a few articles about how her resignation is indicative of a global boiling point for all […]

I Want the Best of Both Worlds – Don’t You?

Those of you who know me, know that I grew up in Kenya so India doesn’t feel like home. With the social density and family overload, not to mention the very different culture and way of life compared to my American life here, I actually find it pretty tough to visit.   But recently, I went […]

The Biggest Perk of Traveling You Haven’t Considered

How do you know you’re on autopilot? Go on a trip. It’s the quickest way to disrupt your schedule, scramble your iCal and take a step out of life-as-usual to see what you’ve stopped noticing. I experienced this recently on a trip to India to visit my parents.  A plane took me 13.5 hours ahead, […]

Losing Your Job is a Starting Line, not a Finishing Line

Whether expected or not, a job loss can be a hit. It can bruise the wallet, the ego and the ideas we had about the future. It can scramble us, throw us off and disturb our sense of safety and security. It can feel incredibly personal, private and painful.   But getting laid off can […]