stress dreams

Stress Dreams

I’m in the middle of pretty big changes in my life. I’m no longer working as an HR blogger. I’m not doing HR consulting. I’m trying to launch my nascent software company. And there’s always something going on with one of my cats. Right now, Emma has a hernia. You know, of course, my cat…

Calm Down #CSODConf17

Hey, guys. I’m getting ready for my Facebook Live experience in San Diego, next week. So it’s important to calm down and communicate from a place of strength and power instead of going on stage and being a nervous idiot. My friend, Ita Olsen, is my coach. And she let me record our relaxation exercises.…

MBSR Changed My Life

I’ve been attending a class at Duke to learn about mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques, and today is the last day. It’s bittersweet. I’m grateful for the experience. My personal and professional relationships have improved over the past ten weeks, and I’m making better decisions. But being mindful is exhausting. Part of me feels like there’s…

Chronic Inflammation

I should have known it was coming. Last year, around Halloween, I had an allergic reaction to a bite of food. It’s not my first bout with anaphylaxis. Thankfully, I was able to apply good self-care and survive the very scary episode. But I knew something like this was coming because my body was completely…

The Trouble with Lists

I’m on a lot of lists in real life, not just in my head. Most important lady in HR. Most influential human being in human resources. The top best greatest HR blog in the history of blogging. Top people who make stuff happen. I made it! Me! I’m number one! If there was ever any…