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Do You Have a Pile?

I just committed to my goal buddy that I would deal with my pile. It's been sitting on my desk for over a week, and it's gotten larger. I'll never forget the way a friend of mine categorized her to-do list: easy hard hard scary I believe that's what keeps us from even...

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Artsy Girls at 14

Liz Ball of TFI Envision hosted 20+ Artsy Girls at her magnificent home in Stamford last night. Our quarterly events are occasions for women who are nationally recognized for their creative talents to gather, be inspired and share successes. An hour or so into our...

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Use Your Influencers! Chummy is Why

Three times this week dear people in my life have shared how they got lost in a pile somewhere. These are highly accomplished professionals in their fields who chose NOT to "use" someone who might have helped them get to the top of the pile. They wanted their resume,...

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Helen Hunt – Why I Love Her

I got to watch a segment of CBS Sunday Morning featuring this Academy Award winner and television actress Helen Hunt who, before listening to her interview, I would've thought was turning down offers, working to her heart's content and completely satisfied with her...

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How’s the Pressure?

If you've ever had a massage, this is something the therapist will ask a few minutes into your treatment? Do you want her to press harder, or simply give your muscles a gentle workout? It comes up in coaching as well. I have a new client who is balancing a burgeoning...

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Robin Roberts – Courage, Grace, Wisdom

I had the privilege of hearing Robin Roberts keynote at the AARP event in Miami Beach last week. I'd seen her on the cover of their magazine recently, but since I'm not a TV watcher, had little idea of her immense influence as the co-anchor of ABC's Good Morning...

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Are You Protected Legally?

The mastermind group I facilitate met last Friday and were privileged to hear Gail Berritt, Esq. share legal essentials for small business owners. Each member of my group got to pose a specific question to Gail. Plus, Gail shared tips that applied to all of us. Here...

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Envy, Anger and Greed. Oh, My!

I'm enrolled in a new Memoir class this spring. Today's assignment is to write about one of the deadly sins (I've selected three, overachiever that I am) and use it as a theme in a writing piece. I wanted to share it with you since it's been a while since I've posted...

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How Are Your Fingernails? A Self-Care Quiz

I spoke at a Young Alum conference at Mount Holyoke when I was a young alum now. One of the panelists offered us a memorable self-care quiz: "Show me your hands." Go ahead. Look at yours right now. This is totally confidential. Are you happy with how they look? Are...

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