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 Taking Time for Yourself Overrated?

No. Why are we tempted to think it’s overrated?  Probably because we feel guilty taking time for ourselves.  Most of us are focused on high-achieving momentum and action in our lives, so why slow down?  We have enough that needs to get done without slowing the path to success, right?  Wrong. Slow your roll.  Take time…

What I learned from Rebecca Kumar and MedStar Georgetown Hospital

Two years ago today I was sleeping on a chair by my father’s bedside.  Weeks prior, I rushed him in my car to the emergency room of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, a hospital where he regularly received care.  My father was diagnosed with colon cancer in the summer of 2013.  He, being…

Why I Love Aly Raisman’s Parents

As many other Americans right now, I am glued to the tv watching women’s gymnastics.  This post is not about the gymnasts, but rather about their parents – actually,  Aly Raisman’s parents. Here is the reason I love Rick and Lynn, also know as Aly Raisman’s parents: They are so overwhelmed with love and excitement for their daughter,…

How to be an Olympian and Champion in Life

Watching the Olympics always reminds me of one very important fact – I have no athletic talent what so ever.  Yet, even as someone who doesn’t care about sports more than the average Joe (or Jane), I find myself glued to Olympic sports of every sort.  Whether you are glued to table tennis, gymnastics, swimming,…

Fun Facts to Kick Off The 2016 Rio Olympics!

The time has come.  The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro! You have a Caipirinha cocktail in hand and are ready for the world’s best athletes to bring on the action. Here are some fun facts to get in the spirit of the 2016 Rio Olympics: Rio de Janeiro is named after a river…

What The Conventions Should Remind Us, Regardless Of Party

It doesn’t matter whether you are Republican, Democrat, or somewhere between or far undefined.  This election season has ignited something in our culture.   I don’t think anyone can explain WHAT that is or WHY it is happening, but we all have a part in it.  If you are watching the conventions or just trying to…

Tough Decisions: Leaving a Job You Actually Like

Leaving a job is similar to breaking up in a relationship.  It is easy to leave when the other person has wronged you.  But, sometimes, you know it is time to move on for other reasons.  Maybe timing is wrong, you don’t feel like you are evolving or growing, maybe you have a different long-term…

Pokémon No! The cultural crack that is Pokémon Go.

Download an app and race across city blocks to catch a picture with a cute little cartoon. DONE! Well, maybe. Pokémon Go is not only a gaming phenomenon, but also a cultural shocker. It has become such a craze that even late night comics like Jimmy Fallon can’t help with make a joke or two….

Living in an Age of Anxiety

It’s hard to turn on CNN or any news channel and go 5 minutes without stories of hate, shootings, terrorism, and the doom and gloom of our modern world.  When people talk about millennials, it is usually about their work ethic and pop culture.  I am a “cusp millennial.”  The tragedies of 9/11 occurred during…

A Road Warrior’s Guide to Maintaining Your Relationships

Traveling for work is taxing on your relationships, and your home life.  It’s up to you, road warrior, to just accept that this comes with the nature of the schedule.  It is what it is; however, that means it will take conscious, meaningful action to maintain your home life when you’re on the road AND…

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…