When your to-do list is epic and you don't know where to start.

It’s Monday morning and I just sat down at my desk in my home office.

My head is buzzing. I have been mulling over some thoughts about a corporate client project since yesterday afternoon. I listened to a po...

Spoiler alert: using tools to re-engage mid-project instead of waiting until the end.

The road to a PhD is long.

For my kind of PhD, the kind involving science in a lab, you spend a lot of years standing near a bench, replicating experiments over and over. During the yea...

Research says less stick, more carrot will improve performance and get you to your goals.

I used tell myself that I was going to fail every test that I was about to take.

That the A’s that I had received to that point were a fluke. And given my poor study habits and the...

When you're reaching for a goal, you're allowed to go slow.

I am on vacation with my family this week.

It is lovely. As I type this I can hear the ocean and feel the hot sun on my neck.

I used to drag work with me on vacation. Either physically, or mentally. Scroll throug...

When what used to feel so important to you no longer does.

A few years ago, I was facing a transitional period of my life.

I always loved working. I loved the intellectual stimulation involved. But also, let’s be honest. I got a real buzz from conventional achievements —...

Happy Birthday to me.

Today is my birthday.

I’m 46 years old.

According to all the life expectancy tables, I’m five years past the exact middle of my life. So, literally, over the hill.

But I have to tell you, it doesn’t feel that way to me.

Yes, my metabolism has changed....

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 you just need to focus on the math.

I was recently introduced to a woman who has dreamed of starting a non-profit organization for several years.

Her son has a rare medical diagnosis. And while he is fine now, she went through a scary few years. She wants to st...

Start with something less scary - curiosity.

I was talking with a friend of mine last week about a midlife career change.

She was feeling overwhelmed.

She has been a successful accountant for many years. She works in a lucrative part of the accounting industry and has a g...

It can be simple.  If you let it.

I sat waiting in my car in the dark, last in a long line of cars. When my 11-year-old son finally got in the car, he could barely contain himself.

“Mom, I’m so close! I’m almost there!” He told me.

He’s doing an after-school program at an...

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