How to Work From Home Without Becoming a Recluse

One of the BIGGEST challenges I face when working from home is staying social. It is so easy to just get lost in your work - before you know it your weekend is gone and you haven’t seen anyone outside of your immediate family for three days. And I know for a fact that this is an issue that a lot of businesswomen deal with. The National Women’s Business Council found that 88.3% of women-owned businesses were non-employer, so the owner is the only employee. And there’s nothing wrong with that!...more

Catching Up With Yourself

These days it seems as if you are going 100 miles an hour. There is no stopping you because your path is clear. You are working to achieve your goals. Everything seems to be going your way. Your vision where you've wanted to go is so near. You're not sure where you're getting your energy from, but it seems endless. The days seem too short for you to accomplish all that you want to do. But you continue pushing forward as if there is no tomorrow. At one point, your body, mind, and spirit will want to take a break....more

Sitting On The Sidelines

There are times when it's difficult making decisions. Even the simplest problems seem insurmountable. Your mind can't make sense of what you know and the answers just don't come. You know yourself well enough to know that this isn't the time to make major decisions. Unless it's something that needs your attention at this time, it's better for you to step aside and leave well alone. By doing things that take your mind away from the chaos in your life will help you to put things into perspective. Remember your body, mind, and spirit know you better than you know yourself....more

Overcoming Criticism and Owning My Awesome at Work

Excessive criticism at work affected my daily life, until I owned my awesome. ...more
it's a shame that women can't be more supportive of each other. I can't stand comparisons. When ...more

Pumping in the Parking Garage: Breastfeeding and Working Was a Challenge

When I went back to work while I was still breastfeeding, pumping in the parking garage was not what I had in mind. ...more
This is deplorable! (fist shaking in air!) The amount of stress you felt is palpable. Luckily I ...more

Too Young to be a Great Editor? My Clients Thought So

I was a great editor at 23. My clients didn't know that, so I let my work speak for itself. ...more
Thanks for the great post! As a young woman in college, I (unfortunately) imagine that your ...more

Harassment Could -- and Did -- Happen to Me

I was 23, working at my dream job teaching writing at an alternative outdoor high school, when I experienced sexual harassment. ...more

What I Heard Sheryl Sandberg Say at BlogHer '13

One of the challenges of our instant-expert culture (or instant-shallow, depending on how you look at it) is that almost every message turns into a whisper-down-the-lane game. As an idea or event gets amplified, it loses all its complexity, often becoming a cartoon character of itself: the bigger it gets, the less dimension it has. ...more
@D. A. Wolf So true, this: "May we wall stop buying into the soundbite." But it's so HARD not to ...more

My Kingdom for a Waitress Job Description

Employer control over foodservice job descriptions in most states means that the person serving your meal may also be making it -- when they're not washing the windows. ...more
@Turn Up The Valium Thanks! It really does depend upon the restaurant, but most of the time ...more

Why Doing One More Thing is a Recipe For Disaster

I often do things when I’m really, really tired or really, really in a hurry. Every year come December 31st I promise myself that I won’t do this anymore no matter the temptation. My one more thing is always a recipe for disaster.I have burnt my hair, chafed my heels (worn the wrong shoes), forgotten the keys to my office, gone to work with two different shoes (yes this happened), lost phones, left notebooks, just to name some of the consequences....more