Work/Life Integration

Apr 08

What I’m Reading: Farnoosh Torabi’s When She Makes More

I’ve been captivated by the topic, concept and possibilities of and for women as breadwinners for the past two years. I began researching it as I was founding Women’s Advancement Compact, inspired by the wish to see my niece Ashley…
Feb 17

They Came, They Learned, They Bought: The C.Wonder Effect

Thank you to all the ladies who attended last Wednesday’s C.Wonder wardrobe tutorial and discounted shopping opportunity, hosted by WAC Specialist Caroline Sill, the fashion retailer’s Manager of Digital and Social Content. What promised to be a fun, eventful and…
Feb 13

Anger vs EQ: Which “You” is in Control?

If you were one of the participants at January 29th’s WAC community event Corporate Emotional Intelligence: Anger in the Workplace, presented by WAC specialist Ginny Brown, you might have found yourself with a peculiar question bouncing around in your mind:…
Jan 24

Choose Your Hard

A few weeks ago I was struck by a quote I saw on a fitness website that I often visit. It said, “Losing weight is hard. Staying the same weight is hard. Gaining weight is hard. Choose your hard.” I’ve…
Jan 13

Cold, Rain & Snow: Utilizing Down Time

The middle of last week saw bitter cold weather like New York hasn’t experienced in decades; you know what else it saw?….Me, making my way into the city from my toasty-warm suburban home, only to find Manhattan’s streets practically abandoned,…
Dec 25

Angry at Work: When Emotions Interfere with Progress

The workplace can be a fascinating study in emotion, principally in relation to anger. There are those coworkers who appear void of any angry tendencies, and those who seem to be the embodiment of rage, flying off the handle on…
Dec 06

Tool or Torment? Making Email Work for You

Ah, email etiquette. We read articles and hear talk show segments about it all the time, but how many of us truly put such thoughtful advice into practice? This special function has revolutionized the way we communicate in business, but…
Dec 02

The Office Holiday Party: Same Folks, Different Rules

Office holiday parties are right around the corner. For some, it’s just another networking event. For others, it’s the one chance per year to socialize with colleagues. While it can be said that we spend more time with these folks…
Nov 19

A Window of Opportunity for Anyone With a Boss

When I was first introduced to a self-improvement exercise named the Johari Window, my instinct was to group it in with the countless gimmicks associated with the self-help industry, and just move on. The name alone seemed a contrived attempt…
Nov 08

MoMA Mia!

Undoubtedly one of the treasures of NYC is West 53rd and 54th Streets’ Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Its November 2004 makeover and grand re-opening put this vital landmark back onto my radar after many years, and today, I’m consistently…