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Want vs. Need in Personal Relationships

We all know there is a difference between wants and needs. I want a candy bar. I certainly don’t need one. I know this logically to be true. But our illogical selves are powerful and persuasive beings. They say, “Yo...

New Pond

Moving to Chicago from Minneapolis, I was aware I was moving from the 48th largest city in the country to the 3rd. But somehow, the change in size didn’t quite resonate until I arrived. Since moving, I’ve asked myse...

Black Tie Optional

Having worked in events for as many years as I did, my closet is full of “the little black dress.” I have wrap dresses, sheaths, sleeveless, long sleeve, 3/4 length sleeve, and more. But somehow, none of them can st...


5 Things a Week

We’ll all go through times where we love and are excited about our jobs. And we’ll inevitably have periods of time we are annoyed and puzzled by the work we’re doing. Maybe it’s the week you finally need...

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Walking in Chicago this morning, I was stopped by a group of nonprofit workers with change buckets asking for support of our veterans. I emptied my change purse, and apologized to them that I didn’t have additional cash. ...

What is the process?

I learned four words today that blew my mind, words I simply had to pass on to the women of Career Girl Network. My coach said to ask, “What is the process…” Not “can we” or “should we”...


Put Me In, Coach

No, not Coach purses. Not the football coach. What kind of coach might I be talking about? The kind not many people take advantage of. The professional coach. The highest level executives have been utilizing the services of exe...

Healthy Business Travel

Last week, I set out on a noble mission – to accomplish the “world’s healthiest business trip.” And while I don’t know if “world’s” healthiest is true. But it was definitely healt...

Time Zone Troubleshooting

Often, in business, we’re dealing with multiple time zones. Whether it be the home office on the East Coast when you work on the West, or a few days of travel just to the next state in the next time zone, keeping track of...


Transitioning to Fall: Tights are In

A loyal reader and old friend asked me to write about the ins and outs of moving to fall fashion, and specifically, wearing tights. A how to, if you will. Now, many people have their own self-imposed rules about tights. Some sa...