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On Being A Bitch And Owning It!

  Being a strong female in the workplace isn’t easy. People don’t know what to do with you. Or what box to fit you in. They call you… “Opinionated.” “Bossy.” “Difficult.” “Queen Bee.” And, my personal favorite: “Bitch.” It’s something I’ve struggled with since college. I’m one of those nicey-nice women, often to my own detriment. I want everyone around me to be happy and fulfilled and, of course, to like me. That doesn’t always get the job done though, does it? Sigh. The fear of being labeled “a bitch” is my kryptonite. In a job performance evaluation I was actually cited for…

6 Things Moms Should Do In 2016

  Every new year is another opportunity to do something differently. I’m not a hugely devoted resolution maker, but I do believe in goal setting. The start of a new year just reminds me that it’s a really perfect time to take a beat and think about what I want to do for myself, my family, my business, and the community. I’ll note though, the one element that most often gets pushed to the side throughout the year is me. I rarely neglect my family, I am committed to making my business succeed, I am devoted to the time I…

5 Steps To Success In The New Year!

  I love a fresh slate. For me, when the ball drops and the fireworks begin, it’s a symbol of hope. The opportunity for each of us to create a new existence. The feeling that we can do ANYTHING, and that for the next 12 months the possibilities are unlimited. Because, who DOESN’T yearn for a better version of themselves each year? I read recently that a full 25% of people abandon their New Year’’s resolutions after only one week, and 60% abandon them within six months. Shocking! (Or is it?) So let’s get real for a minute… Did 2015 turn out the way you’d hoped, and were…

  “Balance” is one of those funny words you hear people throwing around, especially at this time of year. We all want it. We all spend a lot of time and effort trying to achieve it. And yet, so few of us have found the perfect way to work enough to be happy, or to be happy without having to work too much. We are eager to balance our need for financial security with our desire to spend time doing the things we enjoy with the people we enjoy doing them with. Sometimes, we go a little too hard on one…

Non-negotiables can sometimes be interpreted as selfishness or unnecessary. How to work them in without the guilt!

  “Self-care is a not self-indulgence. Self-care is self-respect.” Over the past year, I’ve been my own worst enemy. I lost my footing. I floundered. I lacked inspiration. It was a seven-month long backslide during which I struggled to find a shadow of my former self. Not. Fun. In reflecting back on how I lost my footing, I realized that I had allowed myself to get there. I conceded my own non-negotiables. The concept of having non-negotiable time in ones life can sometimes be interpreted as selfishness or unnecessary. For me, my non-negotiables are time set aside for reading and writing, running or exercising and…