Family Dynamics

Apr 23

Social Media, FOMO and You: Begin Your Digital Detox Today!

An unfortunate paradox regarding FOMO is that while you’re engaging in one thing, and fearing what you’re missing out on elsewhere, you’re actually missing out on the thing you’re doing. In my recent article It’s All About Perspective: Making The…
Feb 27

Real Talk/Real Food: Childfree By Choice

In an era when more young women than ever, particularly professionals, are postponing parenthood for various reasons, others are opting out of having children altogether. Decades worth of studies show this trend to be on the rise, but too few…
Jan 08

Perfectly Human: Evading The Trap of Perfectionism

The word “perfect” is a superlative. When it’s not being used to describe the ultimate in sophisticated cocktails— the Perfect Manhattan, it translates to “second to none, ideal, flawless, impeccable, the ultimate”. As such, the word can never (another superlative)…
Aug 08

Gauging Your Personal Microclimate: How Bias Can Be Elusive

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus. It’s been said a million times and was written about extensively by John Gray in his 1992 book of a similar title. And if you read my recent article What Planet…
Feb 21

The Pivot Point: How To Recognize The Limits Of Grit In Your Career

It’s been 6 weeks of thorough Grit exploration, and I’m feeling aligned and focused on my goals and excited to be taking calculated steps towards them. I hope you’ve been inspired to do the same, and are well on your…
Jan 17

Is Your Grit Legit? The Importance Of Aligning Your Career Goals With Your Values

Some of us are born with Grit. As for the rest of us, we have to gain some Grit along our journey. But for all of us, there stands a roadblock to acquiring and maintaining Grit, and ultimately, to achieving…
Sep 06

Deeply-Rooted and Well-Balanced: Meet Winemaking Superwoman Luisa Ponzi!

Having an accountant as a father, I can remember when I was a young girl looking forward to April 16th. That’s when ‘busy season’ was finally over and Daddy would no longer be working late at night and on the…
May 31

Embracing The “M” Word: 7 Surprise Facts About The Nature of Menopause

With DRIVEN’s Energy Workshop Series in progress, I thought it time to revisit an energy-related webinar of ours from the autumn of ’15. The theme? Menopause. The following are the surprising facts we discovered that day from menopause expert Ellen…
Feb 17

The Power Of The Pivot: How One Professional-Turned-Mother Kept Her Career Momentum

Often, we women get caught so deep in the trenches of keeping up with our lives that we don’t realize we’re capable of changing our circumstances to better manage our lives. We fear that changing the way we do something…
Feb 09

Financial “Tough Talks” Uncover A New Personal Hazard: Energy Depletion

A healthy turnout of more than 70 attendees served to highlight the urgency of last month’s community event topic: Tough Talks. These folks gathered at the offices of Morgan Stanley in Midtown Manhattan to witness DRIVEN’s panel discussion about the…