Looking Back on 2017 | My Best Year Ever

Happy almost 2018! I am so excited to be spending it at home this year for the first time in years. Jake and I are cozy cozy cozy at home with our boy, and it feels really calming. This year has been so beautiful, so tiring, so euphoric, so challenging. Everything in my life dramatically changed over the last 12 months, and yet I feel more at home with myself…. Read more

Mind Ready Monday: Finding Balance

I’m feeling sleepier today than on most Mondays. I think it’s all the dancing [and maybe the dirty martinis] at my cousin’s wedding this weekend. Over one of those martinis, my grandmother said she missed me. My heart broke. She misses me?  I’ve been traveling a lot and working longer hours than normal. Hence, why I haven’t been around. A few martinis later, I was feeling guilty. Guilty for not seeing…. Read more

The Olympics are Giving me Tunnel Vision

I’d like to think the Olympics would motivate me to be unusually productive. Or at least, encourage me to hit the gym. Instead, the games have kept me on my couch. Surely, I’m NBC’s most loyal viewer. I haven’t channel-surfed in more than 72 hours. The obsession has its perks— including an “aha” moment I had while watching some of the commentary. It followed routines by a number of figure skaters,…. Read more

Real Success Requires Change

Today is the start of the [official] new year. Meaning, carolers have all gone home. Holiday lights are down. Santa is snoozing for the next six months. And we’re all expected to be back at work. Except for those of you caught in snowpocalypse right now. Reality can be so rude sometimes. Success is best achieved through maintaining a constant willingness to evolve. It can be especially rude while staring at…. Read more

Achieving Success from Second Place

Perhaps we’re all born with an innate desire to win. To be the best at something— anything— so we can feel a sense of personal validation. I spent a large part of my childhood in second place. Sure, I had a lot of talents, but I was rarely the best. Someone had a better test score or a faster mile time. A higher GPA or a longer list of philanthropic efforts. More…. Read more