Two years ago, I launched into a serious weight-loss and strength-gaining journey that led to a personal victory of sorts. Between April 2021 and April 2023, I shed 30 pounds and gained significant muscle. In fact, I celebrated my 30-lb. milestone just 2 weeks ago! Here is a “Before” and “After.” Words cannot properly expressContinue reading “Here are before and after pics of my weight loss + strength-gaining journey”
We find ourselves so quietly,Abiding in solemnity,When all about the seas do rage,And talking heads they do engage,In autocratic fashion and,Demanding to be in-command,And all the world like sinking sand,Enabling their wicked plan, But brother know, and sister, too,It’s not about just me and you,It’s up to us to gird our loins,To strive for more,Continue reading “Abiding In Solemnity”
I love to live in the moment, but it can be so easy to let the future or the outside noise hijack the ‘right now.’ This happens after a long beach walk, when I sit down with my favorite fruit bowl of raspberries and blueberries, and then start thinking about ‘what’s next,’ or I enableContinue reading “How to Live in the Moment of Childlike Wonder While Going for Your Goals”
It is in the throes of unfamiliar seas, habits of change and growth are born. Seeded by simple passion, newly sprung habits often are riddled with complexity and the complication of uncertainty. It is the clarification of the why, however, that compels us forward, even after the initial dopamine rush wanes. I know for meContinue reading “In the Throes of Unfamiliar Seas”
TikTok, Instagram, and now even, LinkedIn have degraded the quality of so many industries, including mine: the Career Storytelling and job search sector. Years of experience and the hard yards of building intellectual value and proof are being drowned out by popular pods of entertainers who showcase made-up rules and ‘strategies’ that serve to tickleContinue reading “How TikTok, Instagram and Now Even, LinkedIn Degrade the Truth + Beauty of Experience”
The excuses we use to focus on everything and everyone else (but ourselves) mount, the moment we take our first morning breath. Often, I mark the first hour of the day in the gym, an investment in self-care — body, mind, spirit — and for the most part, I have stayed true to that overContinue reading “End of Year Push: Focus on ‘My’ Story”
We traveled to Mexico for an extended Labor Day weekend this year. This was an exciting first, as my husband and I, married for 14 years, had not yet traveled together internationally. In fact, we were passport-less when this adventure began several months ago, after friends invited us to join them in Cancun. We initiallyContinue reading “Unleashing Angst and Breathing in Joy”
For us, success meant re-thinking how we relax, how we breathe-in contentment, how we look at an unfiltered sunrise to achieve more visual acuity–how we reduce artificial dependencies.
It is amid this heart-pumping routine that I sweat out angst and imbibe clarity. This buoys my confidence and calm necessary for the day’s introspective writing and conversations with ambitious and often anxiety-ridden senior executives in the throes of transition.
We have a hanging daybed in our backyard. It faces toward the serenity of our courtyard, where Rob and I meet for peace, coffee, early morning agenda-setting and evening wind-downs. In a world of stress that at best, is intermittent and manageable, and at worst, knocks you off your axis, this go-to space has beenContinue reading “Sailing Forward With Renewed Vision and Hope”