Don’t Hedge!

Don’t Hedge!

OK, so this might seem silly, but I want to tell you about one of my pet peeves… I mean, I know it’s no big deal in the grand scheme of things, but it just bugs me, you know? You might not be bothered by it, but I am… It’s when people provide a...
Caution! Career Roadblock Ahead!

Caution! Career Roadblock Ahead!

“Lily” hadn’t seen it coming. But she worked her way smack into it. Roadblock. Career-halting, self-confidence wavering, extremely frustrating roadblock. In Lily’s case, the roadblock had a name: “Ben,” a boss once enthusiastic...
Ambition is Not a Dirty Word!

Ambition is Not a Dirty Word!

I still recall the day at work I got called the A-word. No, not that A-word. The other one. The one that should be a good thing. That is a good thing. But was said in a way that made it clear it was anything but a good thing. “You’re so… (insert...
Stop Feeding Yourself Garbage!

Stop Feeding Yourself Garbage!

You wouldn’t eat it, would you? It’s bad for you. Unhealthy. Unsatisfying. Toxic. So why do you keep feeding yourself garbage? I’m not talking about those Twinkies, Ring-Dings and HoHo’s you keep tucked away in the pantry for the kids’...
“You Should Smile More”

“You Should Smile More”

There is nothing I hate more than being told to smile. Actually, I take that back. There’s much I hate more than that. Like when the cat yaks a hairball onto the freshly washed down comforter. Or when someone cuts me off and then takes the parking spot I had my...
Why Am I Such a Mess?

Why Am I Such a Mess?

Perhaps you’ve arrived here having Googled some version of this question late at night. I’ve done that. Or maybe you were searching how to clean up an actual mess, like pink silly putty a toddler ground into an off-white carpet. Like that splotch on the...