Learning to Trust Myself

I sat back in the oversized conference room chair and swallowed hard, wiping tears from my cheeks, as my mentor issued my assignments. The day had been emotionally grueling. Each question he’d asked required me to write in a journal for forty-five minutes. My hand cramped by the end of the fifth or sixth question. […]

4 Lessons I Relearned the Hard Way

These past few weeks, I’ve been burning the candle at both ends, working long hours on really cool projects. Recently, I had four major coinciding deadlines, after which I had to refocus on existing projects to get caught up. I clearly had lessons to relearn! What a wake-up call for me! My body felt exhausted. […]

Challenges with Accepting Help

If you’re anything like me, you have had challenges with accepting help. I grew up in a military family, spent years as a Girl Scout, and have been on my own since I was seventeen. Being fiercely independent has long been one of my defining characteristics. As my son, Jack used to say as a […]

The Subtle Art of Hiding

Being visible, truly being seen, has been an evolution for me. I grew up in a household where hiding and invisibility were the norms. In fact, to avoid being seen, I turned down a dozen promotions that would have thrust me into an active leadership role. I perfected the subtle art of hiding in plain […]

Life by Subtraction or Attraction?

The oddest, most wonderful thought came to mind recently as I awoke one morning: I have been living my life by subtraction. Let me explain. The Big Ah-ha Several years ago, I had the privilege of being coached by Karen Salmansohn. One of the first exercises she had me complete was to examine my relationship […]