This past week was Yom Kippur- the Jewish day of atonement. I'm not Jewish and I know that cultural appropriation is the new favorite critique to levy at folks, but I think it's a great concept regardless of your religious tradition.*Read More
It feels like we’re surrounded by violence. And the violence we’ve been experiencing (mostly, I hope, as bystanders) in our nation and world is tragic.
Those who commit these violent acts are, in most cases, individuals. Solitary men. (Sorry, dudes, but not so many chicks are involved in mass shootings and terrorist acts.) Men who make a series of decisions that lead them to end the lives of others.Read More
Yes. Here's what you can learn from Rose Red and Lavender, a Brooklyn-based floral design shop.
So many people (especially B2B companies) think they have to be boring and dry and devoid of a sense of humor or personality in order to "do marketing."Read More
Every week an acquaintance or friend asks me for recommendations on coach trainings and whether they really matter. In this article I want to share what I’ve learned after ten years as a coach.
Here’s what you need to know:Read More
Over the weekend Kanye West revealed to the world via twitter that he is $53 million in debt.*
He also revealed that he most likely is mentally ill. I don’t want to armchair psychoanalyze him but I’d say he’s got a heavy dose of clinical narcissism going on.
And because he’s clearly a creature in pain, I don’t want to make fun of him. Instead, we’ll let Stephen Colbert do that.Read More
I wasn't one of those women who longed for children, or marriage for that matter.*
So when we realized in early January of 2014 that I was pregnant (and had been for 4-6 weeks!) I felt lucky.Read More
**A little disclaimer.**
I am proud to say that our family has had it share of disagreements, legitimate hurts, and strained relationships and that for the most part, we remain committed to our family. Even cooler, I know that people have the capacity to change, even later in life, because I have witnessed it.Read More
I wanted people who are not on my email list to be able to benefit from my Magic Monday deals.
Here's what I sent my list over the weekend:Read More
Who here likes a tough conversation?
Who likes a good argument?
I'm guessing that most of you reading this would say no to both.Read More
(This is my newsletter from Monday. As soon as news of the attacks hit media, Justin and I were keeping track. Then I had to step back. Here's a bit on why.)
A few days ago I posted this on facebook:
I think the whole cultural phenomenon of "you have to be 100% aligned with your work IN YOUR SOUL" in order to take a project, client or job is doing a lot of folks a disservice. Sometimes you do work that might not be your dream so that it can fund the other stuff and that is ok!
And clearly it struck a chord with people because 94 likes and 21 comments later it got me thinking about my own approach to my work and business and my life...
Here's what I came up with.Read More
Life is precious. May sound trite, but this story will remind you how profound and fleeting it is. Photo courtesy of Micah HallahanRead More
weekly roundup of what's new (or old) and interestingRead More
I loved the freelancer life. From 2004 to 2009, I took projects that I liked and that would challenge me. I experienced a ton of different industries and leadership styles. I got to travel the world!
As a freelancer I have:Read More
Ok since you now know that I think clothes are mightily important, where does one find such glorious duds to don for the purposes of making a mark?
Here's my experience:Read More
I love clothes.
I love their myriad colors, the luscious fabrics. I love how transporting a garment can be. I love looking at bolts of fabric, imagining what they could be sewn into. I love looking at the shops to see what’s available and then making my own mental additions, changes, improvements. I love opening a closet full of only gorgeous colors, patterns and silhouettes.
Clothes make me happy.
It started when I was a wee one.Read More