Tag: goals

  • Want to Love Work and Life? Stop Using This Word.

    Want to Love Work and Life? Stop Using This Word.

    Recently Hubbie and I were in search of a new apartment, and before long we stumbled on an amazing option.  We high-fived each other for finding this residential gem…with its beautiful garden and unbreakable new appliances. What a find!…we said…it’s our dream home! In our minds it was like our own little doll house… …until…

  • Why You Can Chill Out About Other People

    Why You Can Chill Out About Other People

    A few weeks ago I was weaving my way through an art exhibit. It was set up so that you went through it in a single file line. Sounds simple, right? Except people don’t view art in the exact same way. Some could spend a whole day doing it. Others… …not so much. This particular exhibit…

  • A Tale of Two Freak-Outs

    A Tale of Two Freak-Outs

    What better way to learn a valuable, humbling lesson than by having a total, unadulterated freak-out? Having two of them. I would know. Though Santa was not involved, both of my personal incidents were still special in their own way, and each actually had a different fix. Yet, in the end, they both pointed to the…

  • Why Work-Life Balance is Bogus…and How to Get it Anyway

    Why Work-Life Balance is Bogus…and How to Get it Anyway

    Recently I found myself tackling an ambitiously crazy to-do list. I decided to update my website, start writing my new book, get new client business, keep my blog going and join an extremely well-connected new committee. Oh, and I wanted to have a little fun, too. I told myself it was completely doable. I just…

  • How Your Big Goal Can Mess You Up

    How Your Big Goal Can Mess You Up

    It’s time for some tough love. I begin with my own, painful lesson. It happened during my morning run, as I was happily jogging by a favorite spot. Suddenly another runner came up behind me, passed me by and kept on going, leaving me in his wake. I felt myself tense up. My competitive spirit…

  • The Best Deadly Sin Ever

    I met my friend Allison when I was in Junior High. It was a lucky, lucky turn of events. Allison was an only child and her family travelled. A lot. Her parents quickly realized that the best way they could fully enjoy themselves was to take a friend of Allison’s with them. Which is how…

  • The Big, Fat, Simple Trick to Getting What You Want

    Truth time. When my husband and I first moved to San Diego a few years ago I was in a vulnerable place. We came here because he’d been promoted. Me? I was jobless. Having just come off of my position as executive director of a large nonprofit, I had to face the fact that I…