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Think About It, Right?

Every once in awhile, a word will take over America. Back in the late 2000s and early 2010s, it was totes. Remember that phase? Things were totes crazy. Your new girlfriend is totes pretty. Do I want to have a drink on Friday night? Totes. No word has captured America and the internet like totes,…

Option B

I just finished Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy. As a side note, I keep wanting to call this book Plan B, which is messing with both my Amazon search results and Facebook ads. Figure me out, algorithms! I dare you! Option B is the saddest book I’ve ever read about resilience…

The ROI of Blogging

Creating unique content on a regular basis has its fair share of challenges. Unless your blog is your full-time job — or you see it as a legitimate side hustle — the quality will vary depending upon what’s happening in your real life. Do the kids have soccer practice? Is your spouse traveling for work?…

Maybe it’s Not Your Boss

Midway through my job as a relatively new recruiter at a consumer packaged goods company in Chicago, I was assigned a new boss. From the beginning, I didn’t like her. She never asked me how I was doing. She began and ended every meeting with pleasantries, but it was all business. So I asked her,…

New York Marathon

About six months ago, I met a guy who changed my life. Sorta. He’s an executive and an entrepreneur who wants to improve his public speaking skills. I’m a woman who attended a professional development seminar to reboot my career. I introduced myself and shared my story. Then he told me about his background. It…