Learn how I found the more rewarding activity that combined volunteering and my dog.
I've been in theatre my entire life. At age three, my mother put me in a tutu, as I pranced around a dance recital stage. When I was seven, she started driving me to New York City for off-off Broadway show auditions. In the summers of my preteen years, my mom would wake me… Continue reading How Theatre Makes You a Stronger Person
A few years ago I joined - what turned out to be - one of my favorite Facebook groups of all time. Social media brings together communities of all shapes and sizes, and as niche and simple as it is, The Border Collie Appreciation Group, has been a blast. People around the world share pictures,… Continue reading What One Silly Question Says About Community
No matter your work environment, it's ideal to find a space that helps you feel more upbeat than a fresh cup of coffee. I've been working from home since 2011, and many of my colleagues and friends do the same (including my husband, which is a post for another day!). I remember when I first… Continue reading Fresh and Simple Ideas to Effectively Work Remotely
I love writing, but lately, I haven't been able to write. My mornings are cloudy despite sunshine, and my evenings are quiet despite living with a toddler. Time is moving slowly. Tears are falling more easily. It's harder to experience joy. These are the feelings from loss. Despite being a glass-half-full, joyful, life-loving cheerleader, smiles… Continue reading These are the Lessons that a Recent Death has Taught Me About Life
Whether it's a toddler who won't stay in bed, or a marketing campaign in need of a landing page due yesterday, challenges are all around us. There are many ways to tackle a problem, from getting your hands dirty and diving into potential solutions, to asking for help, to throwing your hands in the air… Continue reading The Key to Problem Solving
It's not often that the big questions and challenges in life are clearly marked with a right or wrong answer. Oftentimes they require deep thinking, the involvement of others, and time to debate it on your own. Since my preteen years, I've been making lists to help me make those tough decisions, although back then,… Continue reading Why True Happiness is the Answer to Life’s Toughest Questions