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Some Days, We Do Hard Things

As Glennon Doyle so brilliantly says, “We can do hard things.”  But…how? And, there are so many hard things.  Having the hard conversation.  Making the tough decision.  Deciding on your next career move.  Navigating a challenging health or relationship situation.  Not knowing how any of it will go.  Knowing only the hard and the uncertainty…. Continue Reading →

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, We Are Reborn

Each year at this time, as the birds start to chirp and the cherry blossoms burst in the cool spring skyline, I am taken with the metaphor of rebirth.   For as long as I can remember, and most certainly since I was old enough to yearn for something more, this time gave me hope,… 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, 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 →

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