“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...
Have No Happy? 5 Ways to Make Time for Joy

Have No Happy? 5 Ways to Make Time for Joy

18 months ago I was Very Busy. But Not Very Happy. I was waking up bleary-eyed and arriving at work before 5 am, pushing through a whirlwind of a day that continued well into the evening. Outside of work, I was drowning in the deluge of demands of parenting and some...
12 Ways to Spring Clean Your Story

12 Ways to Spring Clean Your Story

Are you spring cleaning? (Or, like me, maybe thinking about it but not yet doing it?) All that dusting and decluttering and organizing and airing out… It puts a spring in your step, thinking about a fresh start. So, what about your story? Doesn’t it...
Do You Have Frowny Work Face?

Do You Have Frowny Work Face?

  This is a picture of me. No, not the happy, smiling lady featured in front.  She was among the interviewees for a behind-the-scenes segment at the NBA Finals, ecstatic to be there. I’m the other woman.  The one with the credentials around my neck,...