Illness in the workplace

Coming out about cancer.

I’ve been away for a while. And by away, I don’t mean from this space. I mean from life as I knew it. I’ve been thinking long and hard about how to say this. But sometimes you just have to spit it out: I had cancer. Breast cancer. Cancer is a diagnosis one in three… Continue reading Coming out about cancer.

Uncategorized

A word on words.

I am a writer. As long as I can remember, I’ve put words on paper – first writing then assembling tiny books that fueled my childhood imagination of my future as a published author; then filling journal after journal with everything from doodles to poetry to reflections on my flavor-of-the-day angst; then energetically and diligently… Continue reading A word on words.

Workplace Tips

3 rules for handling grief in the workplace.

Last week, I learned one of my former bosses passed away. Jack was one of my all-time favorites and – while the news was not unexpected given his age and recent health issues – it did strike me as sudden and overwhelmingly sad. I immediately searched for an obituary or death notice and, when his… Continue reading 3 rules for handling grief in the workplace.

life coaching

Facing a difficult conversation? Why a script can save your life.

Have you ever dreaded a difficult conversation? Most of us have, and most of us know what it's like to toss and turn and lose sleep the night before the big talk. We think that by playing out scenarios in our head, by finding facts to bolster an argument, by mustering up the courage to… Continue reading Facing a difficult conversation? Why a script can save your life.

goal setting

Spring cleaning your goals.

On this morning’s drive to the airport, I noticed the surest sign that spring has arrived – patches of green grass growing along the interstate. Always a list-maker, I was reminded that I need to get started on my long list of spring cleaning chores. But have you ever considered that among the things in… Continue reading Spring cleaning your goals.

Work/lfe balance

Will having a baby ruin my career?

Recently a young professional woman I follow on Instagram posted a photo of herself with her baby bump showing. Her comment really hit home with me: "Pregnancy has been a learning curve for me on so many levels, especially as a woman in a competitive, fast paced, corporate consulting environment where very few of my… Continue reading Will having a baby ruin my career?

life coaching

What’s a mentor? What’s a life coach? Is there a difference?

If you’ve been confused by the terms mentor and life coach, you’re not alone! Three frequently asked questions are "What is a life coach?" "What is a mentor?" and "Is there a difference?" The terms mentor and life coach are sometimes used interchangeably and – to my way of thinking – can suggest the same… Continue reading What’s a mentor? What’s a life coach? Is there a difference?