When I think back to the day of the service held for Mark, I continue to be in awe of the people who came to pay respects who worked with Mark over the many years of his career. What resonated with me was the genuine moments of human connection Mark had with the people he… Continue reading Lessons in Leadership
Today I returned from a much needed vacation. Time in the sun and at the beach always recharges my battery. Post vacation I typically feel reconnected and ready to embrace the challenges before me. This vacation was different. In so many ways.My husband and I had planned a trip to Bermuda for our anniversary –… Continue reading Honoring Acceptance, Gratitude, and Strength
We all have routines in our daily lives – they serve to provide us with structure and framework for managing our work and personal life. It is interesting how engrained one’s routines become over time. The impact of loss can affect routines in so many obvious ways but also in some ways that are much… Continue reading The Reality of Routines
What truly matters?I think we all instinctively know what matters most. Sharing my observations over the past few weeks of moments that don’t truly matter: A flight delayed by 30 minutes. While it is frustrating and could potentially have you miss a connecting flight or be late for a meeting, it’s only a delay in… Continue reading What Truly Matters
It’s been a month – the absolute worst month of my life. Getting through the day can be exhausting and I am operating in a fog on most days. It is frustrating. I want to operate at full capacity. I want to think straight. I can’t get out of my own way. It is even… Continue reading Flip the Switch
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.
Changing my blog post up this morning given my happenings of the day: so I realized this morning (after I was in the office for about 30 minutes) that I had left my cell phone either in my car or at home. I typically would have picked this up quickly as I have usually tried… Continue reading It’s a Monday kind of thing!
Seems silly right? Who doesn’t take notes? Go to a meeting – take notes. Join a conference call – take notes. Meet with a client – take notes. We try and listen to the call, pay attention in the meeting, and ensure engagement with a client. Add in the rigor of taking notes – well… Continue reading Your Work Journal: the art and benefit of taking notes