Personal Relationships

The Name Change Decision

Getting married presents numerous decisions – where to have the wedding, who to invite, which dress to wear, etc. etc. etc. Few are career related. One, however, keeps many engaged career girls awake at night. Should I ta...

Get out of your own way!

Last night, I attended a panel discussion on work/life integration. The organization running the seminar chose the word integration purposefully. Rather than asking ourselves how we balance our personal lives with our work live...

The Right Kind of Support

It’s a natural response to want to support our friends when they walk through difficult times in their lives. I know, because in the last three years, I’ve walked through some pretty difficult times. And I’ve ...


Oprah’s Recent "A-Ha" Moment

Get it? A-ha. The band. A-ha. Ok, well, it was funny in my head. But this post isn’t about an 80s band. Rather, it’s about what Oprah calls (and has) “A-HA” moments. And last week, Miss Oprah had another...

The "Jump" to Conclusions Mat

Ahhh, Office Space. The quintessential office life movie. And filled with life lessons. One I completely forgot recently – the “jump” to conclusions mat (developed in the movie by the man pictured above). His ...

Add a little normal in.

It’s 6:22am and I am at Starbucks. Why, you might ask? Because I realized it was important for my relationship for me to be at Starbucks at 6:22am. Huh? In Minneapolis, Twitter Guy and I ate breakfast together almost ever...


Don’t Settle

As little girls, when we pick up a flower like the one above, somewhere along the lines, we’re taught to pick the petals and say, “He loves me. He loves me not.” Hoping the whole time that the last flower prov...

Being in "Work Mode"

It’s often hard to find a balance between work and home, but regardless of balance, one of the most difficult things for women to do it to make the transition from “work mode” to “non-work mode.” C...

Shh..

One of my favorite scenes in the movie “You’ve Got Mail” is when Meg Ryan’s character finally tells Tom Hanks’ character what she really thinks of him. She tells her online love she can never find ...


Being Heard

After pounding a point over and over to my former boss one day a few years back, she said, “Don’t worry. You are being heard,” indicating to me that she acknowledges my opinion and ensures she has taken it int...