I used to marvel at self help authors with books coming out year after year.Mixed with my curiosity to check out the contents, I also had a deep, niggling feeling of, "Ugh! Another book about stuff I know about! I could soooo do...
Many people have asked me over the years what things make me happy and how I always manage to stay that way, so I wanted to share some of my secrets (life hacks, if you will) that keep me overall...
“I'd like a 20 percent increase in my base salary and a review of my stock option allocation, please.”  My heart was beating quickly, but my demeanor was calm. I was talking to my boss after a stellar sales...
"Are you always so happy?" a half-asleep coworker asked me one morning as I was laughing in the break room with another colleague.Um, how should I answer that?Yes, I’m an optimist. I laugh a lot. My glass is half...
Ever have that feeling of powerful opposition to doing something you know you want to do? The feeling that stops you from getting your butt to the gym, cleaning out your chaotic closet, or finally signing up for the...
I got a thank you card from a client this month. I pinned it to my vision board because I loved the image so much. It was a picture of an aeroplane wing in the clouds taken from a...
Who doesn’t love a Beyoncé track? My favorite song of hers is "Best Thing I Never Had." The song’s about dodging a bullet, which in her case was a man but in my case is a life of tradition—a...
As the year comes to a close and winter nears, it's easy to start to feel a little heavier about life. The darkness and winter blues creep in earlier and earlier each evening. We start to wear black everything....
Earlier this year I bought a $6 latte (since when did coffee get so freakin’ expensive?) from a hipster hangout, where I went to feel cool and write. When I went to take a sip after finishing a satisfying...
“Susie, the boss would like to see you.” My heart seized in my chest.  “This is it!” I thought to myself. I’m getting promoted!I was naive, ambitious, and a tad cocky when I started out in my career. I joined...

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