Making Work-From-Home Work for You

If there's one bright spot in this otherwise dismal year, it's the increased favorability of many companies toward telework. As someone who has successfully worked remotely for many years, I can say it's about time. It's taken a pandemic to force many businesses to see the benefits of allowing employees to work from home, which... Continue Reading →

When Good Enough is Good Enough

Sixteen years ago this month, my husband and I were married. We were barely able to shake the rice out of our hair and clothes before we were asked about children. Fourteen years ago, I gave birth to my incredibly handsome and wonderfully original son. Before I'd even mastered the art of the diaper change,... Continue Reading →

You Had Me At Hello

I spent this morning clearing out my inbox which, after two days of being stuck inside due to a rare Southern winter storm, became cluttered with all sorts of junk. As my eyes quickly scanned through the subject lines, I became aware of which ones drew my attention, and which ones I didn't hesitate to... Continue Reading →

Patience is a virtue

Patience is a virtue. I've heard and used this phrase all my life without giving it much thought. Recently, however, it's been in the forefront of my mind as I recover from injury. (If you recall from a previous post, I was training for a marathon. I did complete that race - yay! - but... Continue Reading →

You Spin Me Right Round, Baby

Earlier this week, the world's largest independent public relations agency, Edelman, issued an apology for calling the death of comedian and actor Robin Williams a "carpe diem moment", saying the agency "did not intend to capitalise on the passing of a great actor who contributed so much." For a group that prides itself on helping companies... Continue Reading →

Finding Time for Creativity

A quick Google search turns up 82,500,00 results for the search, "finding time for creativity." That's a lot of opinions, which means there must be a lot of folks searching for zen! I tend to be most creative when I am removed from my daily stresses (in other words, rarely). Random creative thoughts hit me in... Continue Reading →

What We Have Here Is….

There I was, at the end of a long day, reading feedback from a recent survey I'd conducted. There it was, staring back at me from the computer screen. A very negative comment from someone I had recently met and really hit it off with...or so I thought. This person obviously did not feel likewise since... Continue Reading →

Just smile and look pretty

"A strong woman is NOT a bitch. A successful woman is NOT a hooker or a gold-digger. A compassionate woman is NOT overly sensitive and thin-skinned. And a passionate woman is NOT shrill." - Michigan Senator Gretchen Whitmer's 2012 letter to the Detroit Free Press. I have been in media, public relations and marketing for... Continue Reading →

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