How to Make Your Work Matter

Whether you work for yourself or someone else, there's one thing I know about you: You want your work to matter. Even, or especially, if you're afraid it doesn't. Maybe your boss or clients heap praise on you. Maybe they don't say a damn thing. But you want it to be good, and you want [...]

By | May 26th, 2016|Career|0 Comments

The Real Definition of Entrepreneur

Let's face it: There's nothing sexier than describing yourself an an entrepreneur. It's like a hot leather jacket that everyone is trying on for size, including me. If it's not a fit, maybe you like this simpler style, called solopreneur. Or maybe this tiny little handbag, called micropreneur instead. Or, this briefcase-slash-diaper bag called "mompreneur." [...]

By | May 12th, 2016|Blog, Career, Solopreneur|0 Comments

Your Job is to Be a Magician (Like This Guy, Kind of)

Image courtesy of renjith krishnan at It's not every day you have your mind blown. I was in Vegas last week giving a talk to a group of (very) sober HR execs about why HR needs a serious brand overhaul (admit it, it does). And at the cocktail party they had this [...]

By | March 30th, 2016|Blog|1 Comment

The Real Reason You’re Afraid of Being Lonely

There's no shame in being lonely. That's what friendship expert (and friend!) Shasta Nelson, founder of GirlfriendCircles, said to a group of women at the launch of her second book, Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness. And yet, the word "lonely" itself is scary. Even those who love and treasure their solitude (um, me) [...]

By | March 14th, 2016|Blog, Dating & Relationships|0 Comments

The Cure for Boredom (You May Not Like It)

I’m not an incredibly patient person. I have a short fuse and I bore easy. It’s bad. I think it makes me good at a few things, like keeping people entertained and engaged, but makes me bad at other things, like coping with slow restaurant service. Over the holiday break I turned away from the [...]

By | January 20th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

I Almost Got Into a Fist Fight

Did I tell you about how I almost getting into a fist fight? It didn't happen in a Starbucks, or over the last pair of half-priced boots at Macy’s. It was on the football field. That doesn't make it ok. But still. I was wearing cleats. I don’t pick fights on the field. When I'm [...]

By | December 21st, 2015|Blog|1 Comment

Your Fears Are Boring

When she was eight years old, Elizabeth Gilbert (of Eat Pray Love) was so upset by the ocean that she begged her parents to get everyone out of the surf and back onto their towels, where they belonged. She was, by her own admission, afraid of everything—the dark, the deep end, babysitters, board games, grass, [...]

By | November 30th, 2015|Blog|1 Comment

How to Be a Better Person Than You Were Last Year

Every holiday I drive up the Merritt Parkway feeling hopeful and upbeat. Who doesn't want to have a relaxed, enjoyable break from the workaday week and stuff themselves silly? Um, I love that. Images of me having a great, easy time dance in my brain. And yet I have ruined many a holiday, mainly for [...]

By | November 26th, 2015|Blog|2 Comments

Why You Need to Embrace the Haters

Not too long ago, haters were the domain of the rich and famous — or at least, anyone with a sizable platform. In fact, it was basically a celebrity tax: you want attention, get ready for vitriol. But now it very much is our problem. Because now we all want attention, and, thanks to the [...]

By | October 7th, 2015|Blog, Career, Solopreneur, Writing|0 Comments