Some Days, We (Over) Check Ourselves

Ice Cube taught us that we need to check ourselves before we wreck ourselves.  And, certainly, I’m a proponent of intentionality, thoughtfulness and self-reflection.  But, how much checking is too much checking?  Can you also wreck yourself by over checking yourself? It shows up time and again in our professional lives.  That instinct to check... 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 →

Some Days, I Choose the G Word

I’m just going to be real with you.  The C word is scary.  Even with a lower-case c and a maybe, it forces a pause.  It puts things in perspective.  We spend so much time fretting about the future that we can forget it is not guaranteed.  I don’t mean for this to be grim... Continue Reading →

Some Days, I Ask For Help

When I was diagnosed with “suspected” thyroid cancer, it threw me for a loop…   I’d received my test results online ahead of my doctor’s visit and saw the words right there.  But, my doctor told me more testing was under way and we’d discuss at our visit once we had those results. I prepared... Continue Reading →

Some Days, I Prioritize Peace

I am big on prioritization and time management.  I use a combination of the two to ensure I have an optimally optimized week.  Every minute to its highest and best use.  Usually, this results in fast-paced days and much thought and analysis as to what should comprise them.  While some days can feel like it’s... Continue Reading →

Some Days, I Reimagine Normal

As we collectively reimagine normal, not just in the workplace but in our holistic lives, I took my team through a visualization exercise and have shared it a few times by request since.  Sharing the prompt and questions here in case they are helpful to you or your team.  It’s been fascinating and inspiring to... Continue Reading →

Some Days, I Find Sanctuary

We are doing some long overdue work on our house and, for a number of reasons, have decided to stay living here during the process. Despite many warnings against doing so. This means, many of the rooms that are most central to the functioning and enjoyment of our home are now construction zones. Messy, dirty,... Continue Reading →

Some Days, I Take a Leap

If you looked at my life as a whole, you would have to conclude I am pretty risk-averse. I mean, I’m a lawyer, after all. For the better part of two decades, I’ve literally been in charge of mitigating risk. All sorts of risk. Head mistress of risk, if you will. However, you would also... Continue Reading →

Some Days, I Want To Be My Cat

I can’t remember when my family’s obsession with watermarks began. All I know is that watermarks must be avoided at all costs. And so, in my parents’ house and now my own, we squeegee. We squeegee everything squeegeeable.  We all hate it and we bargain and negotiate at shower time to see who is going... Continue Reading →

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