For the past couple of weeks--months?--I’ve batted at random crap flying at me. Appointments, project deadlines for personal and work-related projects, general stress bombs that have exploded (not to mention the latent stress bombs that could explode at any freaking moment). I’m all for healthy tension but there’s been a little too much of it… Continue reading Prioritize exercise, prioritize yourself
I began drafting this post on my dad’s birthday. He turned 69 on March 17, and he won’t be alive to see 70. My dad has been sick for a long time, acutely so for a couple of years. He’s currently in a nursing home and has been on hospice since August 2017. My gut… Continue reading What’s weighing on me
After a decade filled with moments best framed as “learning experiences,” the big three-oh may feel a bit overwhelming. Even if you’ve finally landed in a bona fide career and be sophisticated enough to know not to order the cheapest glass of wine on the menu (the second cheapest, thanksverymuch), some areas of your life… Continue reading 7 Unfortunate Truths about Turning 30
It’s that time again. Goal-setting time. New year, new you--you know how it goes. So many brilliant people have written about the science of setting goals and how even more important is maintaining as habits the behaviors required to achieve them (shout out to James Clear--all of his work on this topic is worth a… Continue reading New Year, new goals
The end of the year--the darkest days--feels like a time when we’re supposed to feel bad about ourselves. Lose weight, eat better, find a new job. Pack away those Christmas lights, too, while you’re at it. New year, new you. Because whatever you’re currently doing isn’t working, you flawed human. But here’s a thought: What… Continue reading Resolving to continue to do well next year
I drafted this post on the plane while heading home after a trip to visit family, during which I worked my 9-to-5, deliberated on and put in an offer on a house (!?!?!), did some other employment-related tidying up (interpret that as you will)… and spent time with a variety of family. Thing were a… Continue reading You’ve probably got a lot going on–and that’s OK
In this post, you’re probably going to figure out who I voted for at the top of the ticket. OK, I'll tell you: Hillary Clinton. For those of you who take issue with that choice, spoiler alert: don’t care. It's tempting to make an continuous effort to stay informed, to read commentary from multiple perspectives… Continue reading Step away from the news. Consider a regular news detox.