Using COVID as a Portal to Purpose

Using COVID as a Portal to Purpose

Breakdown before the breakthrough. In the world of personal development that I’ve been steeped in the past ten years, there’s an expression that the “breakdown leads to the breakthrough.” Often, a very difficult circumstance acts as a catalyst to help you transform to...
The Light Inside the Dark

The Light Inside the Dark

In difficult times, many of us turn to our loved ones and wise mentors for support. This Thursday, I’ll be having a conversation with one of my mentors, Martha Beck, on “The Light Inside the Dark.” Join Us - Register HERE Martha has doled out pearls of wisdom on...
Leadership in Time of Crisis

Leadership in Time of Crisis

Carole was my absolute favorite professor at Stanford Business School. This is a conversation you don’t want to miss!  Carole and I discussing what leadership means in moments like the one we’re currently facing. Times of crisis can bring out the best or the...
Are you CYR? (competent, yet relaxed)

Are you CYR? (competent, yet relaxed)

After getting our kids down to bed the other night, my husband and I gleefully collapsed on the couch to unwind and enjoy some quiet time. Blocking intimacy. It was peaceful, until I started to bring up logistics; “We forgot to sign Eva up for that summer camp and...
Do you over-analyze things?

Do you over-analyze things?

In an earlier blog, we talked about worrying.  Analysis paralysis = unproductive planning. Sometimes, when we’re planning something or analyzing a situation in our mind, we’re actually worrying and repeating the same thought over and over again. We’re trying to...
Feeling frazzled? Use this every week

Feeling frazzled? Use this every week

Are your days jam packed? You’ve got big dreams. You feel like there’s great potential inside you, just waiting to come out. But it’s easy to get distracted and lose focus on what matters most when your to-do list is never ending and it never seems to go away!...
Choose love (even when it’s hard)

Choose love (even when it’s hard)

This week we celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. day here in the U.S. While reflecting on MLK, I thought about my own lessons in choosing to show up in love even when I’m angry or scared. Choose love.  One of the most popular classes at Stanford GSB is called...
do you quit before you start?

do you quit before you start?

Recently, I was speaking at an event with a room full of successful senior women who were giving their time to mentor younger women.  During the Q&A portion of the talk, one woman raised her hand and confessed; “Your talk made me realize…I don’t have any hobbies....
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