I'm lucky that part of my corporate day job includes career coaching. Not only am I able to talk with employees at all experience levels and in different business groups, I also get regular check-in with myself on my own career aspirations. Across my coaching conversations, I find myself turning to those classic reporter's questions,… Continue reading The (5) W's and (1) H: Career Coaching Edition
Each year, I try to give myself the gift of time away from work until the first full week of January. That meant that this past Monday was my first day back in the office after almost 2 weeks away! It was wonderful. Having an additional few days away in January feels like a soft… Continue reading Starting the new year unplugged
January 1st means I've got a running list of "21 by '21", a word of the year, and intentions. What can I say? I like frameworks, planning, and trackable achievements. The ultimate goal I expect to get me where I want to go is what I'm calling my 1.8% Promise. The 1.8% Promise is a… Continue reading 2020: Make the 1.8% Promise
With the holidays upon us, there is a new level of frantic busy-ness in the air. One tool I've started to use to help me decide where to spend my time is a normal bell curve. After all, we can't be good at everything, only great at a few things. Taking a beat to remind… Continue reading Bells are Ringing…
Ah, December! That time of year when "best of" lists are everywhere. One of the books topping my Best of 2019 list is Greg McKeown’s Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. I've found myself quoting the book and recommending it to others at least once a week since I read it over Memorial Day weekend. I… Continue reading Essentialism: A Review & Recommendation
When I wrote my Happiness Manifesto, I included the truth that happiness is a skill, not a choice. Just like any other skill, happiness takes practice, planning and patience. Let's pretend I wanted to become a ninja. Just hoping to learn mad ninja skill isn't going to work out well. As we say at my… Continue reading Do you need a plan(ner)?
Now is a good time for a reminder that happiness is a skill. Just like any other skill, happiness takes practice and patience. Part of my happiness practice is collecting and sharing 15-minute happiness check-ins. I came across an article from Mama Mia.com.au encouraging moms to share their "I don't" lists as a way to… Continue reading A list more important than your to-do list
The Moment of Lift, Melinda Gates In recommending Melinda Gates’ The Moment of Lift to friend, I wrote “this is a short read, not a quick read”. There is a lot to think for a smallish book. Gates powerfully blends her experience, scientific data and stories to make a strong argument for why empowering women… Continue reading Book review: The Moment of Lift
Hey, fellow happiness hunters! My first newsletter went out today. I'm clickable! Work Your Happy is my monthly newsletter helpingboost daily happiness in 5 key areas to benefit overall well-being. Health * Assets * People * Purpose * Yourself In the November 2019 newsletter:The first all-female spacewalk was out of this world,the personalization of time steals your friends,and Harry Potter… Continue reading Extra! Extra!
Last week, I attended a wellness workshop at the my office. The focus was on wellness as an integrative practice. Giving yourself a score across across 8 dimensions would help you identify how "bumpy" your life might be currently. The goal isn't to get each dimension to a perfect 10 on the satisfaction scale. The… Continue reading Planning as a path to wellness