Category: Mindfulness

Have Kids, Will Work – New Year’s Resolutions

The time for New Year’s resolutions is here and while I normally don’t make any resolutions, I’ve learned a number of things in the past 5 months of blogging (and living) that warrant resolutions of some kind.  So here we go: I won’t apologize or stress about putting family needs first.  Work takes a lot from

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If we all think like Trump, then parents (or the 40+) need not apply.

Donald Trump shocked many of us when he shared a critical part of his plan to reduce the risk of terrorist attacks on American soil:  Don’t allow Muslims to immigrate to the U.S.  It leaves me flabbergasted that he thinks that this sort of plan, or even rhetoric, is acceptable – and a platform on

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The sad, yet secret, reason many women feel they cannot take a break from the workforce.

One of the things I enjoy doing more than anything else is talking to, working with, and coaching many women (and some men) through the challenges of being a full time parent and full time employee.  Over the past month, three of the women I’ve been working with wanted to discuss the same thing, although

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Losing #nanowrimo … for now.

At 20, 153 words and halfway through Chapter 7, I’ve stopped… for now.  I may have lost #nanowrimo2015, but I’m really proud that I did get through one-third of the novel.  And I’m not stopping…  I will finish this novel and, someday, maybe even publish it.  But my first draft isn’t happening in one month

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A sad day for Paris and for all of us.

As many of you know, business travel is a huge part of my job.  I work with wonderful global partners around the world to help create a more open and connected world (specifically through Internet.org by Facebook) for everyone.  Last night’s events in Paris leave me sad, dumbfounded, and worried.  As we open up our

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Don’t let “Long Term Balance” delude you. Balance matters everyday.

In a post earlier this year, Penelope Trunk wrote about what life would look like if we didn’t have work-life balance.  She also posted a picture of her five-year old son and admitted she has very few pictures of him at that age.  Why?  Because she never saw him – she was working “100% of

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Nanowrimo & Lessons from one week of remote work in Seattle

You’re going to hear a lot less from me over the next few weeks.  That’s because I’ve signed up to do something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time:  write my first fiction chick-lit novel.  It’s not going to be easy.  And as much as I love writing and sharing with all of

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Do I feel comfortable writing about being a parent in the workforce?

I wish I could say that writing about being a parent in the workforce was risk free for me from both a career and personal perspective.  But it’s not. I work because I think the work I do can change the world for the better, but I also work because my income is vital for

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