Betrayed by the Bagless

I should have known it wouldn’t last, and it serves me right. After thirty-some years, it happened. I fell for a younger, newer model, casting aside the loyal, tried and true like a pile of used junk. The old relationship just wasn’t working for me anymore and instead of more of the same, I wanted out. I admit now that it was superficial; I was taken in by looks, deceived by empty promises, [...]

2018-10-30T09:39:30+00:00October 29th, 2018|2 Comments

TEDx Lehigh University: Ending Our Addiction to Awesome

Amazing. Incredible. Unbelievable. Awesome. We use these words constantly, and most of the time, whatever we're describing is most definitely not. Amazing, incredible, unbelievable or awesome, that is. Our society suffers from an addiction to superlatives, which put immense pressure on all of us to think we have to be awesome at everything. All of the time. It's not only impossible, it's downright unhealthy, setting us up for failure at everything we simply aren't [...]

2018-10-30T09:39:30+00:00August 9th, 2018|0 Comments

4 Chicks Chatting–A New Podcast!

From 0 to iTunes in 5 weeks. Five weeks is how long it took for my clearly insane tribe of four women to decide to "put on a show" and create, record, and launch a podcast, 4 Chicks Chatting, now available on iTunes. Like most of us, my mastermind "chicks" and I approached the New Year as a time to reboot, try new things, and make plans to advance our businesses. Unlike most [...]

2018-10-30T09:39:30+00:00March 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Let’s Get UN-Comfortable

Most of the time, life is uncomfortable. We start each day putting on our faces (lots of Spackle and paint in my case, usually applied with a tile trowel...), add our work wardrobes, put on heels or some other form of footwear that's definitely not our bunny slippers, and we march into the morning prepared to face whatever comes our way, sometimes counting down the hours until we can go home, climb into [...]

2018-10-30T09:39:32+00:00June 12th, 2017|0 Comments

YWCA Women Who Make a Difference

Most of the time, we just go about our business, doing what we do. We rarely think it remarkable, at least not of ourselves. Yet, ask us about our girlfriends, and we can wax prolifically about how amazing they are. There are fantastic women all around us, and blessed are those of us who can call them friends. I'm a lucky lady, because I have incredible friends. Yet, I still find this a [...]

2018-10-30T09:39:33+00:00May 16th, 2017|1 Comment

Disappearing in Middle Age

It's a fact of middle age that as we move on in life, we acquire a super-power. Ordinarily, this would be something to embrace, but this super-power comes with built-in disadvantages. Somehow, as we get older, we have the power to become invisible. While there are many times when I'd like to do just that, this super-power refuses to be controlled, and asserts itself at will, especially when I'm standing in line at [...]

2018-10-30T09:39:36+00:00October 14th, 2016|0 Comments

The Power of “NO!”

"NO!" Two little letters. Two letters that pack a powerful punch for women. "No" is often used against us, sometimes by we, ourselves, to keep us in line. It also steals our dreams, our potential, and our joy. And let's not forget how we use it to deny ourselves. "No, I shouldn't have dessert, buy those shoes, sit and read for 20 minutes..." fill in your own blanks. But we can learn to tame [...]

2018-10-30T09:39:41+00:00September 6th, 2016|0 Comments