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Gobsmacked

Five years ago, I became conscious of a deep-seated expectation I’d been holding for myself, to be a high-earning, healthy, present mom. At various points in my career I had separately met each of these self-imposed criteria. Why, I wondered in 2016, was I not...

High-Earning Healthy Present Moms
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We Can See Your LoveJobs

We Can See Your LoveJobs

Sometimes people seem to get divine downloads.  Last week I wrote about one from my son.  This week’s comes from my ten-year-old daughter. One day she came up with the concept of “LoveJobs”.  According to her, everyone has at least one.  (It sounded to me like this...

Back, Not Bored

Back, Not Bored

You may have noticed it’s been a hot minute since I’ve blogged.  I noticed because so many people asked me about it.  That was flattering, but also a little uncomfortable. (My business brain auto-responds to the question with fear: “Uh oh!  I’m not enough?!" Then I...

Opening New Dialogue

Opening New Dialogue

Who is enough? What is enough? How much is enough?  Do you ever wonder? Lately I’ve been hearing from my inner critic a lot, the voice of what I like to call my Business Brain. It tells me I haven’t done enough research on middle schools, I’m not giving enough...

Job, Career, or Calling?

Job, Career, or Calling?

One of my celebrations from late last month is the special invitation I received to write an e-course for an exciting new venture.  Their website is for women in business who are interested in Positive Psychology, the scientific study of what makes life worth...

Still Over-Powering Through?

Still Over-Powering Through?

2013 was a challenging year. One year ago this week, my then-ten-year old son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  The ensuing changes in my little family’s life and lifestyle nearly turned us upside down.  Many miracles occurred last year, ones I could not...

Here’s the Latest

Here’s the Latest

I haven’t blogged for over two months. I’m almost ashamed to admit it, although it’s perfectly obvious to anyone who visits. Lately, parenting a kid with chronic illness has seemed to swallow my energy for capturing my reflections. I’ve come to a surprising place...

Praying to Expand

Praying to Expand

Here’s a quick journal entry/poem I wrote recently: Been treading water for a long timeMy legs are getting tiredSee and feel deep water everywhereKeep praying for a rescue boat to come along So far I don’t see one I realize it’s up to me to rescue myselfBut as far...

Upping My Game

Upping My Game

It’s a gorgeous day.  My kids are home enjoying some downtime between camps and activities.  Most of this week I’m advising MIT Sloan MBA students on their resumes. Between sessions, I see a break on my schedule and long to reward myself.   Miraculously, I allow...

Our Brilliance-Based Lives

Our Brilliance-Based Lives

My nine-year-old went to gymnastics camp last week at a nationally renowned gym. Towards the end of the week, an Olympic gold medalist gave her autograph to each of the campers. Sharing her excitement on the way home in the car, K offered me one of her frequent...

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