Practicing Gratitude

A couple of months ago, a local friend was on a rant. “You know what you can’t find down here?” she asked. “Good bread.” I’ve been down this road with my local friends and neighbors, which is why I almost lost it on the spot. First of all, Durham is sick with delicious bakeries. Cary has…

Slip and Fall

Years ago, I sat on a safety committee at work. I didn’t work with any factory employees, and I thought it was a dumb and boring assignment until a consultant came to a meeting and told us about all the ways people die on the job. I don’t remember the statistics, but I do remember…

You Are Not a Comedian

I would like to apologize for live-tweeting major award ceremonies like the Oscars and the Grammys. (What a waste of time. I’m sorry.) I would like to apologize for commenting on what people are wearing while wearing yoga pants and my retainers. (I’m an ass.) I would like to apologize for contributing to a social…

Home #trulondon

Since the 1990s, I have lived in 18 different locations, which includes two countries, four states, seven cities, a multiple of municipalities, several poorly-furnished corporate apartments — and I’ve had six cats (RIP, Lucy) and tons of foster animals. Raleigh has been my home for seven years, and I love it, but most of you know that…

HR Advisors

I am doing a few events, this spring, where I’m talking about high-performing HR advisors. People want to know — what does great HR look like? Well, I don’t want to dismiss the question. I think it’s interesting. But sometimes I shake my head because … and I hate to be so obvious … who teaches great people to…