How to Manage Your Email

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If you’ve ever read a morning routine or two, you’ve seen the shame associated with admitting to reading email first thing in the morning. Many of us do it, and many of us feel we shouldn’t. Although I’m not into the shame game, no matter how you sugarcoat it, checking email first thing just isn’t […]

Yes, You Need a Tribe (A Free Ebook)

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Oh hi! Welcome to the free ebook bandwagon, courtesy of my friend Jeff. This one’s a whopper (i.e. more than 7 pages, and full of things you actually will learn from). It’s all about finding your tribe, keeping ’em around, and making them a strong and powerful asset in your life. It’s also about giving […]

Doing Hard Things Helps Your Career — But Not in the Way You Think It Does {Guest Post}


We all have things we do well that were hard won. These skills carry a price tag of sweat, and possibly tears, and they speak volumes about prospective hires. These are the skills you point to when someone asks, “What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?” Nearly a decade ago at Merrill Lynch, a […]

Who You Really Want to Be

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I recently told you about my baby daughter’s new activity, which we descriptively call the Yell and Run. Aside from getting me out of breath inappropriately in public places, it has been teaching me about where I need to be more me in my life as of late. The reality is that I’ve spent a […]

The Yell and Run

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Baby Lucia is getting big. And, in one of her “I’m a big girl now” activities, she is all about the running. But it’s not just any old running. It’s running while yelling. We call it the Yell and Run and it’s about as complex as it sounds, and about as complex as an 18-month old […]

The Invisible Writer


This is a guest post by the awesome Emily T. Wierenga — author of books, lover of life, and general cool writer gal. Enjoy! # By Emily T. Wierenga The year is 2011, and Kasher has just turned one month. He’s a little boy in a vibrating chair at my elbow, and he’s watching me […]

Do Two Things Halfway and Fail at Both

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So there’s this quote, and it’s something like DO TWO THINGS HALFWAY AND FAIL AT BOTH. But it sounds better. Like most things, you can google it. (I didn’t.) The point being, I’ve been thinking about this concept a lot this month, as I struggle to do two things at once, and mostly suck at […]

How to Remember to Thank Others

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Recently, someone did something exceedingly generous for me. Not one of those “open the door when you’re limping” favors, but something beyond that. Way beyond that. And, as I lay in bed the night after said favor, my mind was racing with the various types of things I could do to try and thank this […]