Some Days, We Get Real

Let’s be real for a moment.  This sh!t is hard.  Which sh!t?  All the sh!t.  Be honest.  Am I right? Some days, the world tells us that we should have it all together.  But the reality is, we usually don’t.  I’m not being hard on myself (or yourself).  It’s just the truth.  I fail at... Continue Reading →

Some Days, We Have Great Expectations

Being a grown up.  That big move.  Marriage.  Having kids.  The promotion you’ve been working towards.  The career you thought you wanted.  We have great expectations.  About all sorts of things.  And it’s wonderful and exciting.  Developing a vision for what is possible is powerful and motivating.  It’s that fire that keeps you engaged and... Continue Reading →

Some Days, It’s All Integrated

We often speak of our different lives. Our work life. Our personal life. Our family life. Isn’t it true, though, that we have only, as Mary Oliver says, “one wild and precious life”? Worthy of pondering is what you will do with it in this lease of unknown duration.  Also worth considering, I believe, is... Continue Reading →

Some Days, We Just AIM

Humaning is hard.  There are so many layers of humaning.  Many break your heart.  Racial and social injustice.  Inequity, systemic and otherwise.  War.  Violence.  Illness.  Pain.  Loss.  Disappointment. Then, you add in all of the societal stuff.  The messages of not enough.  From the world and internalized in our own conditioning.  Too old.  Too young. ... 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 →

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