Some Days, You Need to Retreat

For a long time in my career, I struggled to take vacation and to truly unplug if I did.  I thrive on productivity and it always felt impossible to really step away.  I remember the first time I read about unplugging being pro-productivity.  And, pro lots of other things, including well-being.  It was such a... Continue Reading →

Some Days, We Get Out Over Our Skis

I took up skiing later in life…once I was already indoctrinated in the legal school of risk aversion.  At this point, for better or worse, it is second nature for me to think through all of the things that could possibly go wrong or present challenges and develop solutions for the event that they do,... Continue Reading →

Some Days, It Breaks You

Have you ever had those days, weeks, months, years where it feels like it just breaks you?  I know, the canned response is “Don’t worry.  It won’t break you.”  I have a different perspective for you to consider.  What if breaking is necessary?  What if it is part of the transformation process? I don’t know... Continue Reading →

Some Days, Everything Changes

There are seasons in life. And every season has a start and an end. Though, maybe not as much an end as a connection to a broader evolution. The leaves begin to fall in subtle glimmers of gold, ruby and amber, then you look a few weeks later and the knobby branches are bare. Wintering... Continue Reading →

Some Days, We Have Déjà Vu

“I can’t believe we’re here again.”  The refrain resounding among friends and colleagues, round the country and the world, as the Omicron variant jolts us all into this latest phase of the pandemic we’ve been struggling to navigate for the last two years.  Right when so many felt like things were finally getting back to... Continue Reading →

Some Days, We Heal

I saw a dear friend the other day. One of those visits where there is so much to catch up on that you don’t even know where to start and you end up effervescently meandering from one thing to the next in a serendipitous dance. Among the many topics we explored was his journey leaving... Continue Reading →

Some Days, We Grow

Life would be so much simpler if everything were perfect and easy, right? Well, maybe. Is that what we want, though? Assuming for a moment that this were possible, is it desirable? And if we assume for a moment it is desirable, how do we think about growth?Often, I’ve found, we grow most when it... Continue Reading →

Some Days, I Find Athena

Last year, I was asked to write a letter to my younger self for our women’s employee resource group.  It wanted to be a poem…Sharing it here in case any of the messages resonate in this time of reflection and intention-setting. ***Finding Athena (a.k.a. Letter to My Younger Self) Little girl, don’t worry.Perfection’s an impossible... Continue Reading →

Some Days, I See the Silver Lining

Last week, I shared a year-end message with my team. And, as I speak to friends and colleagues near and far, I am realizing how universal the message is. Sharing it here with all of you as you take time to reflect and welcome the new year ahead. *** What a year…  Can you believe we’re at... Continue Reading →

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