https://brenebrown.com/blog/2018/06/07/everyone-has-a-story/. A colleague that I have never met sent me this link to Brene’ Brown's post on LinkedIn. Laura (my colleague) reads my blog and noted she appreciated my transparency in sharing about my husband’s death by suicide. Laura was kind to say that she thought of me after reading Brene’ Brown’s post and wanted… Continue reading Everyone Has A Story To Tell
I had the opportunity to serve on a panel last week and share my insights on Women Having a Voice in a Male Dominated Workforce. The authentic and grounded conversation…..as well as some of the questions from the audience reinforced the need to continue these conversations. Over the next few blog posts I will share… Continue reading Women Having a Voice in a Male Dominated Workforce
We have all heard about “spring cleaning” – our homes; our yards etc. The process of refreshing one’s home décor; clothes; gardens and getting rid of old things and welcoming new is typical of the change of season from winter to spring. I am challenging myself this year to “spring clean” professionally. I am realigning… Continue reading Spring Cleaning
Spring. A season of new beginnings and living in gratitude. As we enter the season of spring (finally for those of us in New England!) I find myself thinking back over the past two seasons (winter and fall) and understanding more the journey of life I have travelled. Today I am grateful....for so many things:… Continue reading Spring Blog
Being kind is an important way of bringing meaning to our lives and the lives of others. Being kind allows us to communicate better, be more compassionate, and also be a positive force in people's lives. Kindness has its source of truth within each of us. Some people are innately kind and yet it's something… Continue reading #2. Let Kindness Rule
Sounds easy enough right? How many of us overcommit? Say yes to things when we want really want to say no? Feel pressure to join a board? Attend an event? Volunteer? Meet for lunch? Squeeze in one more meeting? One more conference call? Guard your time - what a concept. Time is so precious and… Continue reading #1. Guard Your Time
It is extremely difficult (more so than I ever imagined) to manage through the grief journey. I have also become quickly attune to the common misconceptions associated with grieving. Let’s begin with the notion that grieving is a “process” and somehow eventually you reach an “end point” of grief. What I have come to experience… Continue reading Managing Grief. Managing Life. Managing a Career.
How do you decide? What are the “rules”? What are the company policies? I knew I needed to return to work – I needed the normalcy that work and the structure provided me. I needed the distraction. My husband’s service was on the 10th and I was then distracted with grief counselors, finding a support… Continue reading Going Back to Work
• You are so brave • You are the strongest person I know • That took courage Comments shared over the past few weeks and certainly stated from a place of love and kindness. Interestingly, I have thought long and hard about these comments and how they make me feel. Should I be happy? Flattered?… Continue reading The Risk (and Reward) of Living a Transparent Authentic Life
I have been silent on my social media platforms for the past 2 weeks. Life happened. In a tragic, sad, and heartbreaking fashion. In my continued quest to be transparent and share the challenges of life, career, and family – I will share the happenings over the past two weeks. The emotion and pain are… Continue reading This. Is. Life.