Archive for May 2015

Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should

In this rat race we’re running, the rats are getting faster. Or maybe they’re just wearing backpacks now so they can carry even more stuff with them. Either way, I’m starting to worry. Every day I talk to women who find they are reflexively saying yes to every single thing asked of them – and then staying…

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The Mad Men Finale: A Startling Reminder for Working Moms

Don Draper had me at hello. When the series premiered, I was working in a marketing job at Procter & Gamble, collaborating with an agency team at Leo Burnett, and living in a modern day version of the world the show depicted (with far fewer cocktails, I’m afraid). I was swept up in the nostalgic…

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Is it Fear or is it Focus?

This week I spent a day outside my comfort zone, as the subject of a photo shoot to update the photography on my website. In truth it was actually only two hours, but as someone who barely tolerates the annual family Christmas photo, it seemed like an eternity and I literally felt it for days leading up to the big event.…

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The Secret to Winning? Run Your Own Race

Last week, I was interviewed by the Cincinnati Business Courier and was asked to share the best advice I’d ever received. Boiling it down to just one piece wasn’t easy, but in the end, I chose this one, given to me during my marathon running days. At the time, I was being cautioned not to get swept up in…

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