How to Have a Hard Conversation

This month I had a couple hard conversations. They were not fun, and not something I looked forward to with great joy. Instead, as the hours ticked down to their kick-off time I was mostly shaking in my flip-flops and desperately trying to distract myself with any and all online nonsense to stop thinking about […]

How Much Does Your Time Cost?

So today I spent entirely too long obsessing over a cool time tracking tool to tell you how much your time really costs. It’s called Spend Your Days, and it manages to magically combine my obsessions with productivity, time management, and easy math that even I can handle in such a way that I may not […]

Why You Need to Be Bored

This week, I had a medical thing. Although it wasn’t terribly interesting, at the end of the day it did mean that I spent the better part of a week laid up in bed. “Bed” meant a few different things, including: lying in my own bed clacking away at the computer/taking conference calls, lying in the […]

Who You Really Want to Be

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

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 […]

How to Remember to Thank Others

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 […]

Who Do You Work For?

Recently I talked about the importance of Saying Yes to the Yes People in your life, and why you need to know who those Yes People are. (The Yes People, in brief, are the folks who call you up at in the middle of the Bachelorette Finale and want to talk about something only semi-important […]