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A weird thing started happening in July. I was waking up most mornings feeling sad. Sometimes on the verge of tears. At first, I was not sure what was going on. When I looked at the current circumstances it did...
  I am involved in the planning of an event for an organization I co-founded called STEAMahead.  This event, STEAMfest,  is set to happen on November 9th 2018 at the Nokia Campus in Naperville, IL (more info to follow). This event is designed to...
By now you have heard about the article in The Washington Post from November 2017 that talked about the pay gaps, or should I say pay canyons, between different cast members on the movie All the Money in the World.  The backstory is that...
As many of you are aware, I am in the midst of a website re-brand. This process reminded me of something that I had not thought about in years that I like to call Leveling Up. Many years ago, I...
My assistant texted me this interesting story she saw on Facebook. A school teacher would start every year with a box of band-aids. She would then call up a child and have them pretend they have gotten hurt. The child...
A good friend of mine is moving. She has had her house on the market for a bit. They’ve lowered the price…twice.   Part of the reason it was not selling, in her opinion, is that they had not spent...
A few years ago, my husband and I were invited to a holiday party by a couple that we did not know well. But heck, it was a party so we went. This couple seemed to have it all together....
I started my career as a computer programmer which might be why I’m a sucker for a formula.  I think I have figured out a formula for having a career and life you love and a technique to keep you...