Over a team dinner of authentic Italian food tucked away in the hills of San Francisco, a small group of coworkers, including myself, celebrated another teammate over bubbly conversations and freshly made pasta. We blended stories of our personal and professional lives as fluidly as the warm Parmesan cheese melted over the asparagus side dish. … Continue reading What Drives You?
I've been a fan of the stage for as long as I can remember. At three years old, I was tapping in a tutu while soaking up the excitement of the bright lights. Throughout my childhood, I packed my bags for acting camp in the summers, and auditioned in New York City in the winters. … Continue reading Can Your Hobby Help Your Career? Yes.
We’re always searching for something great. It could be that amazing restaurant, or a new pair of shoes, or on a bigger scale, landing that dream job. For me, it was finding that rewarding volunteering activity. I’ve done a lot of volunteering. Once I joined a group of coworkers to scoop ice cream at AT&T … Continue reading I Found the Best Volunteering Activity and It’s with 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