The Transparency of Making Choices

I’m on my way back from France – and I didn’t even write a blog post while there about what I was up to! I had some vendor workshops in Nice, so got to fly over and spend a few days in those. It was kind of a grueling schedule, what with the time change and work meetings/events going until 11pm or midnight every day, so it really felt like a whirlwind. I am exhausted now! My flights out to {Read More}

Setting a Deadline on Tubing to Work

Today I headed to work in a somewhat unusual way. You’ve heard of National Bike to Work Day, right? Well, Boulder takes that a step further – today was the 8th annual Tube to Work Day! Except… that’s actually not me in the picture. That’s just some random girl who happens to be my exact doppelganger! (And it freaks me out every time I look at that picture and still think she looks exactly like me.) Except that I don’t {Read More}

Sponsored Giveaway: Working on Balance and Not Sweating the Small Stuff

On Friday, I led a women’s book club for my firm where we read The Confidence Code, by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. I had already read the book before, but like Lean In, it’s the kind of book you can read again and again and get new insights each time based on where you are in your life. The discussion was outstanding, and also really thought-provoking. For example, we talked about the relationship between self-esteem and confidence, and whether {Read More}

Favorite TED Talks of January

I know it took me a while to post my New Year’s resolutions this year! However, my resolution to watch a TED Talk every day is one that I didn’t write about immediately but have been doing pretty solidly since the end of December. It’s been so interesting to start my day learning something new! You can view all of the TED talks I’ve watched on this Google spreadsheet (along with some notes about what I learned or my favorite {Read More}

An Unscheduled Weekend of Mishaps

This was kind of a weekend of mishaps – in large part due to some really unstructured time management on my part. On Friday night, I was supposed to meet up with a friend for dinner. Unfortunately, on Thursday night, I had gotten less than two hours of sleep – partly the result of me refusing to give up on a social activity that night even though I had work to do, and partly because… there was just so much {Read More}

Why I Turned Off Text Messaging Notifications (And You Should, Too)

Most of my friends know that I haaaaaaate text messaging (SMS) with a passion. If they want to get a timely response to something (or really, if they want to be assured of a response at all), they’re much better off sending it via email. Why? Well, my given rationale used to be that SMS is an outdated technology. We all have email on our phones these days, so what is the purpose of using an SMS to send a {Read More}

July Challenge: GSD

I can’t believe it’s July 1st already – are we really already in the second half of the year?? The beginning of July also means the end of June’s mindful snacking challenge… but unfortunately, I’m a bit disappointed with my results. On the positive side, I did a decent job cutting back on the afternoon snacks I typically have at the office. For the snacks I did have, I sized up – so instead of having a few bites here and {Read More}

2.5 Minute “Arms Too Sore” Bodyweight Circuit

After yesterday’s post on what to do when you get free time, I ended up with a spare fifteen minutes between the end of my meetings and a client dinner. I was dangerously close to hitting up Twitter myself when I realized the hypocrisy of my plans – that was exactly the habit I was trying to avoid! Instead, I realized that while I didn’t have time to hit the gym for a workout, I did have time for a {Read More}

What Do You Do When You Get Free Time?

This weekend, I drove for over ten hours and 500 miles to get back and forth from Denver to Aspen for Kelly’s wedding (some tunnel traffic on the return contributed to the long driving time). But despite the lengthy hours spent cooped up on my own solo road trip, I actually thoroughly enjoyed the drive. Not only was the scenery stunningly beautiful, but I also got to catch up on tons of podcasts and learn a lot while I was {Read More}

Change of Plans

I haven’t been following my own rules today. Namely, my rule that goes, get your workout in first thing in the morning so you don’t have to worry about it the rest of the day. Oops! But sometimes, you have to bend the rules and do what’s right for you right now. Yesterday, after writing that post about how run down I am starting to get, I decided to actually try to do something about it. So after the client {Read More}