Wedding Festivities

Some of you know that my friend is getting married. I am her matron-of-honor because I am matronly and shit. (I fit the job description pretty well. I look okay in a dress. I can organize important events. I can do a toast.) I’ve been thinking about why marriage is so hard. I just read…

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Psoriasis

I’m just back from the WI SHRM 2014 State Conference. I saw lots of booths on the expo floor. People stood around and talked about HR technology, employee engagement, payroll and health & welfare benefits. (I grabbed a toothbrush from Delta Dental. My whole trip to Madison paid for itself.) I think the most interesting…

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Patterns

Sometimes I see patterns that don’t exist. Tweets that look like they are meant for me. Facebook photos that poke at my soul. Blog posts that read as if they’ve been written to address my current mood. Then I remember that good writing is meant to move the soul. When something reaches me, it’s nearly…

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Madison

Today I’m in Madison, Wisconsin. I haven’t been here since 2000. My husband and I were not yet married. We spent a weekend here because we are the lamest people ever. I thought he might propose to me. Instead, we went to House on the Rock and a casino in Baraboo where I won $85 in…

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You Don’t Get a Thank You in HR

I am coaching a young HR leader who reports to a founder/CEO. She doesn’t have a mentor or a direct supervisor. She is leading an unusually big project for a woman her age. I have been hired to help guide her through the next few months. It is a neat assignment. This woman is tough…

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The War of Art

Some of you have heard me sing the praises of The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles. Have you read it? My pilates instructor referred this book after she got sick of asking, “How is your real book coming along?” I love this book for a million reasons.…

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Marathon Monday: Running Group

I just wrapped up my marathon training with Fleet Feet Carborro. It’s early, and there are a few more weeks before my marathon, but my jacked up travel schedule is forcing me to be smart with my time. I will complete my mid-week runs on the road. My long-distance runs are winding down, thank goodness,…

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