When the Calendar’s Kicking Your Keister….

Thanks to the other woman in my marriage- First I erased the clutter in my closet. Then I erased the clutter in my diet (but more on that soon). Now I need to do something about the disaster that is my calendar. Between work and personal commitments, not to mention the kids' lives- we're utterly …

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Workplace Inclusiveness and Me

No better waste of time than human resources training, am I right? That's what many say. But today was different. Today it was personal.  Today we put years' worth of my feelings into words. Words like inclusiveness, and unconscious bias, and stereotype threat, and bystander effect.  Today we were asked hard questions. Today I realized …

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Smoke, Mirrors, and the Pursuit of Substance

There's a lot of BS out there.  There are a lot of gullible people out there.  Put those two together and it's a very dangerous formula. I work in an industry that thrives on numbers- stock prices, valuations, economic data. Revenues, revenues, revenues. How much revenue were YOU responsible for in the past year? That …

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Becoming Zensational: Putting the ME in Meditation

The first time I heard Justin Timberlake announce "I've got this feeling inside my bones" I thought for sure he was singing about anxiety. C'mon, I know you know what I'm talking about. A slight constriction in your chest. The smallest sense of difficulty in getting air into and out of your lungs. Asking yourself, …

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The Only People Celebrating International Women’s Day Are….Women

Apparently it's International Women's Day. Thanks Mr. President for expediting the inauguration of this very important and overdue acknowledgement of half the world. But here's why the effort will fail if it hasn't already. The only people heralding women not just today but almost every day including the day of that impressive March on Washington …

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