1. Learning to Live Alone

    Most women will live alone at some point in their lives. This can happen for a number of reasons. Women may choose to remain single, become divorced or become widowed.  These women may or may not establish a new relationship that progresses to the point of living together or marriage.  Of course, …Read More

  2. Coping with Holiday Craziness

    Is there such a thing as “stress-free holidays”?  A lot of people would answer no to this question.  Maybe a few would give a more positive answer. The holiday season is an incredibly complicated time. We each have a holiday history. Our holidays may have been wonderful, terrible, boring, alie…Read More

  3. Fresh Starts

    The beginning of a new calendar year is traditionally a time for us to reflect on where we have been and where we want to go.  For some people, this process is a big and significant time of clarification, setting new directions or recommitting to our most important projects and priorities.  For ot…Read More

  4. The Second Half of Life

    I have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t experience getting older as a journey filled with challenges. One of the most powerful challenges of getting older is that we are moving, quite literally, into the second half of our lives.  While these particular words don’t have a lot of visceral impacts …Read More

  5. Taking Things Less Seriously  

    Life is a pretty serious business.  Birth, death, love, children, work, health—none of these things are without depth or meaning.  Life is risky and sometimes the cards aren’t dealt in our favor.  Change and loss are real and nothing to laugh about.  But some people manage to deal with even …Read More

  6. Role Models and Mentors

    We all experience a mixture of positive and negative influences from the people in our lives.  Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and others in our family serve as our first role models for what it means to be an adult human being.  Siblings, cousins and childhood friends give us our initial se…Read More

  7. Staying Curious

    As children, we are all curious.  Everything around us is new, fresh, unknown and intriguing.  Ladybugs, the alley behind the house, and property fences promise unknown adventures on the far side.  Even the world inside the house sparks curiosity, especially for the very young.  What’s inside …Read More

  8. Compromise and Authenticity

    Life is filled with contradictions and quandaries.  Two of the primary values in contemporary culture are compromise and authenticity, but these two values sometimes come into conflict with one another.  For many decades, compromise was the more highly valued in the culture.  In the business worl…Read More

  9. Celebrating and Nurturing our Self-Esteems

    One of the most universal issues I see people struggle with is self-esteem. The core of self-esteem is how we feel about our own worthiness, value, and lovability as a person.  Many, many women, perhaps most women, struggle with occasional, frequent or continuous feelings of not being good enough, …Read More

  10. Security

    Life is filled with insecurity. The nature of life is change, unpredictability, and uncertainty. The fact that we don’t have a predetermined script for our lives is both exciting and anxiety-provoking. For those of us who are risk-averse or challenge averse, the unpredictability of life may genera…Read More