September 29, 2020

It’s been about six months since Covid-19 first plucked us out of our routines and hurled us into an alternate universe. The ups and downs of our rapidly changing environment have me in a state that can best be described as perpetual energetic whiplash. When chaos like...

April 25, 2020

It’s 8:00 am and the house is eerily quiet, except for the familiar elevator music coming from my phone as I wait for my conference call to begin. Like most of you, I am slowly, reluctantly acclimating to this new normal, constructed of hodge-podge remote work, daytime...

November 26, 2019

How often do you start your day singing in a foreign language with 50 strangers?

I usually don’t either but that’s what I found myself doing on the first morning of Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead™ Facilitator Training program. The exercise was simple but not easy, and carri...

August 22, 2019

When thinking of deep work, we often consider it within conventional containers like community service, non-profit work, volunteering and the like. Yet at its core, deep work is less about the work itself and more about the way we approach it. Zen Master Thich Nhat Han...

July 30, 2019

This month I completed my first ever Olympic triathlon. Six weeks of literal blood, sweat and tears spent in preparation for what ended up being a three-and-a-half-hour grind on the course. Training sessions entailed plenty of rainy swims, humid runs and muddy bike rid...

April 27, 2019

This month, the Detroit chapter of TogetherDigital (formerly known as Women in Digital) hosted an event centered on presence. We learned about Amanda Farley, Partner and Accounts Director of SSDM, a local digital marketing agency. What struck me the most about Amanda’s...

March 21, 2019

When you think of leadership, what are some attributes that come to mind? Brave? Confident? Level-headed? All are important, but they’re not all encompassing. Qualities like compassionate and enthusiastic are gaining more and more traction when it comes to leadership t...

January 16, 2019

In a culture that ascribes self-worth to output and relationships with others, deliberately spending time alone without a task at hand is hardly the norm. Many of us drift through life distracted and unconscious, guided by the milestones established by society without...

December 15, 2018

This month, I had the opportunity to co-lead a Women’s Empowerment group at a local high school. I stood up next to my mom and together, we guided a thought-provoking conversation between 30 young women who met us with wide eyes and just the faintest bit of discernment...

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