The Saddest Giraffe I’ve Ever Seen & A Lesson In Interconnectivity

This afternoon I was reading an article on CNN.com and came across the saddest giraffe I’ve ever seen.  I should have know what I was in for by clicking on the story since it was titled “Imagine a World Without Giraffes.”  My experience with giraffes is fairly limited, to say the least: a zoo visit…

12 Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

When someone passes you the cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving, how about you pass a fun fact back! Here are 12 fun facts about Thanksgiving: 1.  Wild Turkeys can run 20 miles per hour when they’re scared. I would run that fast too if someone was trying to eat me. 2.  Turkeys can have heart attacks….

Holiday Anxiety?  6 Ways To Manage It Before It Manages You

The holidays are a magical time of year: the scent of peppermint, the joys of family, turkey and football, pilgrims and Santa… but, it can also be a source of stress for a number of different reasons.  We may not even realize that we suffer from holiday stress!  Holiday stress and anxiety can come from…

How Seeing Britney Spears in Law Vegas Made Me a Better Person

I never thought I would utter those words.  Honestly, I am not a Britney fanatic by any means.  I am a realist, slightly skeptical, fairly serious nerd and business person who had never bought a Britney album or even a Britney song on iTunes in my life.  I did, however, buy tickets for Britney Spears’…

Is the 4th of July the “hump day” of summertime?

Happy Birthday America!  Summer creeps up on us and then, before we know it, it’s Independence Day.  We love you America and love to celebrate with fireworks, barbecues, and friends.  But, then what? Wednesday, or “hump day,” is the celebratory midpoint of the workweek.  You have survived Monday and Tuesday!  The rest of the week…

A Road Warrior’s Guide to Staying Healthy

Everyone’s work week looks different.  Some of us drive, walk, or metro to work, or even saunter between rooms in a home office; BUT, some of us catch a flight and hit the road (well, sky really).  Whether you are a road warrior or just on a quick out-of-town project, sticking to fitness routines can…

Citizens of the World

Last night while I was out and about around Washington, D.C., I had the great fortune of meeting my driver through a fairly popular transportation app. As we made our way through Penn-Quarter, he began to tell me…