How Vanilla Ice Helps Me Make Better Decisions

7 minute read What if you just met the love of your life on a cruise ship that happens to be heading straight for an iceberg? What if you wreaked havoc on the police department, turning your town upside down, because they've done a shit job handling the murder case of your only daughter? What … Continue reading How Vanilla Ice Helps Me Make Better Decisions

Gold Digging Your Way to Clearer Decision Making From the Inside Out

5 minute read Let's clear something up right out of the gate: Being decisive does not equal being difficult. For some reason, we have created a culture that usually pegs women who make decisions with confidence as being difficult; not playing for the team. We are selfish. We're not considering everyone's feelings. God knows that … Continue reading Gold Digging Your Way to Clearer Decision Making From the Inside Out

How My Guilty Pleasure Delivers Every Day

5 minute read I bought tarot cards. I know, I know. I may have lost you. But before you throw a sweeping judgment my way, hear me out. I've been consistently looking for fun ways to increase my self-awareness and intuition because in the age of information overload those two hot commodities are entirely under … Continue reading How My Guilty Pleasure Delivers Every Day

How Listening to Marie Kondo and My 80-Year Old Self is Helping Me Lighten Up Once and For All

7 minute read Marie Kondo made me do it. I had just watched an episode of the hilarious Momsplaining with Kristen Bell that had Marie Kondo, the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, as the main guest. Days later I made a routine visit to the library with my kids, and that book … Continue reading How Listening to Marie Kondo and My 80-Year Old Self is Helping Me Lighten Up Once and For All

Why Listening to Your Heart Doesn’t Sound Smart

5 minute read You've heard it a million times: follow your heart. It’s so cliché that you may dismiss it as a touchy-feely idealistic way of living your life. It sounds innocent and childish. It doesn’t sound smart because it’s not. Everything considered smart is contained, practical, and organized. It all comes from the left … Continue reading Why Listening to Your Heart Doesn’t Sound Smart

The Mother Phrase to End All Freakouts

5 minute read We all remember the wedding scene in Old School, right? Noooow you're smiling. Fantastic! The wedding singer brings such a hilarious intensity to an otherwise overplayed and overly dramatic ballad of "Total Eclipse of the Heart." He nails urgency and light-heartedness like a champ. The Dan Band takes it for the win. … Continue reading The Mother Phrase to End All Freakouts

Why Changing For Good Doesn’t Make You a Jerk

3 minute read   Right about now... the funk soul brother? No. Right about now is the time of year when if you're like a lot of people, your commitment to the resolution you made just weeks ago, is starting to wane. Maybe it's because you set yourself up for failure. Or maybe it's because … Continue reading Why Changing For Good Doesn’t Make You a Jerk

How Can Ten Seconds Change Your Day?

1 minute read What would happen if you started each day taking a moment to sit in bed and breathe? Just a few seconds. How different would your day be? How would your first interaction be with your partner? Your kids? Your pets? Your friends? The barista? The guy at the light next to you? … Continue reading How Can Ten Seconds Change Your Day?

My Three-Step Process for Organizing a Talk

2 minute read I have a go-to process that I use whenever I am preparing for a talk of any size. I break it down into three steps: A.C.T. I don't believe in a one size fits all for public speaking preparation. Take from it what speaks to you and leave what doesn't. The acronym … Continue reading My Three-Step Process for Organizing a Talk