The Problem with Promotions

The first step in thriving at work is to find or create work that’s a great fit. But oddly that thriving can lead to new challenges we may not handle well because success often is rewarded with a promotion. And here’s the rub, almost all promotions include managing people. Unfortunately, earlier successes don’t guarantee we’ll […]

Touchstones: Aging with Grace, Grit and Gratitude

 A Two-Day Workshop for Women to Explore Thriving at Age Sixty and Above About the Workshop As we age we’re confronted with great challenges but have few role models and no guidelines on what it means to thrive in reality, not in an advertising fantasy. In this workshop we’ll bring our combined wisdom, humor and […]

The Power of Being Vulnerable

I’ve been recommending Brene Brown’s wonderful book, Daring Greatly, to many people. She suggests that living “whole-heartedly” requires being vulnerable. People in her research groups defined vulnerability as “uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure.” Pursuing work/life dreams always involves all three. Whether you’re searching for work you will love, asking for a promotion, or starting a […]

Freeing Up Energy

A week ago I finally completed three tasks that had lived on a to-do list in my brain for weeks. I thought about them often, even suffered occasionally, but I continued to procrastinate and allow myself to get distracted. Last week I finally tackled one of the tasks and felt so good I decided to […]

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