A reminder that the "size" of good and bad is all in our heads.

My husband was going through some papers the other day, trying to put our taxes together.

He texted me from his office. Mixed in with some old paperwork, he found one of my first annual reviews from Wall Str...

Bringing giant fears back down to size.

I have to go to the dentist this afternoon.

Not for a cleaning, but to have…a procedure.

The appointment shouldn’t take more than an hour. And its only 15 minutes from my house. Which means this lovely dental adventure shouldn’t tak...

A life without the best is pretty damn great.

I am not the best writer.

I am not the fastest runner in my age group.

I am not the best mom in the world.

I am a middle of the road, middle of the country, midlife working woman, wife, and mother. Indistinguishable, at times,...

And manage your mind in the process.

It’s been a week.

An exciting week. A fun week. But the kind of week where you grab the safety bar and let the roller coaster take you around. You choose to believe that you’ll be okay and it will all work out in the end. Even if you’...

It's about moving toward the person you want to be.

I am at a one day conference on habits.

I’ve never been to a conference like this. All my other conferences were either medical conferences or Wall Street conferences. This is a much different vibe. But today’s has much...

Developing a sense of time, especially if you struggle with ADHD.

Almost all of us grapple with an accurate sense of time.

In fact, there is a phenomenon called Planning Fallacy. Maybe you’ve heard of it. It was discovered by two psychologists, Daniel Kahneman and Amos T...

Your motivation and happiness are driven by the little things.

While I am a woman of Science, I am also a highly superstitious person.

On Friday, my family was driving up to the Colorado mountains from our home. It’s about a two-hour drive, and something we do many winte...

Sometimes guilt is just people pleasing in disguise.

If you’re a certain kind of person (and I am that kind of person), the feeling of guilt can be triggered by the smallest thing.

Not picking your son up from school on a Thursday at 3pm because you are working.

When your...

It's messy (and a little scary) but it works.

My beloved dog, Rosie, almost died last winter.

My sister and I were hiking with her on some trails near my home. I have hiked or snowshoed with her off-leash hundreds of times. As long as we aren’t near any roads, I know she...

But you can learn to do it for yourself.

When I was first promoted on Wall Street, I thought I had it made.

I was a Senior Equity Research Analyst. People in that position recommend stocks to institutional investors. Things have changed, but in the late 2000’s they were...

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