Advice for Ambitious Climbers

Advice for Ambitious Climbers

A friend gave me some advice about mountain climbing. She’s not a mountain climber. Neither am I. To be clear, my mountains aren’t the kind that require proper hand holds and harnesses and belays. My mountains are the ones I see in front of me and...
How to Write 100 Blog Posts

How to Write 100 Blog Posts

Two years ago, in the depths of what I didn’t recognize then as a dangerous case of burn-out, I had this crazy image. I pictured my busy, exhausted self falling on the sidewalk and cracking open, only to find dozens… hundreds… thousands of words...
How to Move Forward, in a Flash

How to Move Forward, in a Flash

Ever have a flashback that takes you back to a particular moment in time? What was the experience that just flashed through your mind – positive or negative? Given our propensity to recall negative events with more frequency and clarity, the likelihood is that...
Thankful to Be So Unlucky

Thankful to Be So Unlucky

The email came from a former colleague, one who has struggled to find her footing since being downsized several years ago. “You’re one of the lucky ones,” she wrote. “I’m glad to see things worked out so well for you.” I read the...