What An Overachiever Is Learning About Slowing Down

When I was first diagnosed with Lyme disease earlier in the summer, I was distraught. I had Lyme years ago and spent three months in bed and ended up losing my job. I was determined that that was not going to happen again. This time I would barrel through it with my usual grit and… Read More.

Do We Automatically Assume We Can’t Have Work-Life Balance?

Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article in The Atlantic in 2012 presented a strong argument why women can’t have it all. Her article resonated with many professional women who were frustrated and exhausted from trying to “balance” a full time career with family demands; women who bought into the myth of work-life balance and were killing themselves trying… Read More.

What are your feelings about ambition?

Ambition is a complicated topic for most women. We are told growing up that ambition is important yet we hear very mixed messages about ambitious successful women. Society does not always support or encourage women to realize their ambition the same way it does men. We often get subtle and maybe not so subtle messages… Read More.

The Lessons I Learned From Burning Myself Out

This past week I hit a wall. Exhausted from traveling, speaking, and book events, I couldn’t put a pen to paper. The thought of opening my computer and trying to write something that others would find interesting or valuable was beyond my capacity. What happened? My gas gauge was on the borderline of empty and… Read More.