career

Nature Can Help Put Things In Perspective

My long term work contract ended about two weeks ago and this is the first time in a very long time, I’m not employed. It’s unfamiliar and strange to not have something to get up and go to each morning (even if that means working more »

The World Needs More Inspirational Leaders

I’m once again on the hunt for career opportunities. After almost two years, my long term contract with a magazine publisher for younger kids has come to an end. It’s part of the drawback of being a contractor – no notice, no severance. Just – more »

Election in America: Pulling up the Bootstraps

Today I am choosing Happiness. I am willing to accept the outcome (like I have a choice or anything) and will be figuring out how I help. For me, it was important to take time yesterday to feel what I was feeling. I am seeking more »

Election 2016: Grasping for Clarity

Woke up to the news — I’m sitting here speechless, in tears thinking about how scary the reality of what has been done. My kids have to grow up with a leader who has been honest about his lack of respect for women, minorities, anyone more »

Stop Fearing Fear and Use It To Your Advantage

I had no idea when I mentioned how my boxing place was closed for a death in their family, that would mean that they would close permanently but I got the notice a week or so ago that indeed they are closing their doors. I’m pretty bummed more »

Change is Constant

Lots going on — which is why I am slacking on updating often. My day job has been in the midst of a lot of change – my awesome boss has decided to leave, our CEO resigned and we are moving offices -which will add more »

Find Meaning in Life’s Challenges

I’ve been putting off reading Sheryl Sandberg’s commencement address to the 2016 UC Berkeley grads – knowing it would bring out the feels. I read it this morning to help fire up some inspiration – sure enough, it hit me just like I expected… The entire speech is more »

2016 Scope It Out 5K for Colon Cancer Awareness

March is Colon Cancer awareness month, and that means it is time to run the Scope it Out 5k in DC on March 20th! I’ve run this race for years. You can join (or donate to) our team, Hoagie’s Heroes, by visiting this URL: Scope It more »

Behold the View

“Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” ― David McCullough Jr. I’ve been thinking about how much more »

Stand Up to Cancer: 2015 Crush Cancer Event

I love sharing information about working out and giving back. This weekend, in gyms across the country you can participate in: The 5th Annual 2015 Crush Cancer event to benefit Stand Up to Cancer!  The 5th Annual 2015 Crush Cancer event to benefit Stand Up To Cancer’s collaborative more »