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December 31, 2017

What are some of your favorite ways to celebrate the New Year? Five years ago, I began a treasured tradition: penning a letter to myself and my family to be sealed, saved, and opened on the following New Year. Three years ago, I wrote about it here. The purpose of the letter is to capture […]

February 5, 2016

Today’s Infomagical call to action was to read something in service to your goal (mine is to be more creative) and then have at least a 7 minute conversation about it. A good old-fashioned face-to-face mind-meld. Something that really spoke to me during the podcast for Day 4 was a point about how we use […]

February 5, 2016

Day 3’s Infomagical Callenge was to resist FOMO (an acronym you’re most likely to find preceded by a hashtag, it stands for fear of missing out) in pursuit of JOMO (made up for Infomagical purposes, it stands for joy of missing out). The idea was to resist the draw to stay up on all of […]

February 4, 2016

A quick recap: on Day 1 of the Infomagical challenge, the morning podcast encouraged single-tasking for the day. My mind-jerk response was to think I was positioned for a grand slam. As it turns out, my single-tasking muscles need a bit more exercise (a bit = a lot). It was excellent learning. Check here if you’re curious […]

February 2, 2016

If you’re wondering what this is all about, you can read my last blog post, and check out Note to Self’s Infomagical experiment. Infomagical’s day one call to action was single-tasking. As a leadership coach, I regularly espouse mindfulness to my clients. I know the benefits. I believe in them. I’ve even reorganized and realigned my life […]

February 2, 2016

If you read my last post (sorry October – January, you were dry writing months for me!), you won’t be surprised to learn that I’m a big fan of NPR. I find the long-format news reporting and human interest segments to be enriching, inspiring, and conversation-sparking. I also experience the tone and pace of the […]

September 11, 2015

On a long drive this morning, I dipped into an unplayed podcast of my favorite NPR show, “Fresh Air.” The first part of the episode highlighted an archived interview between host Terry Gross and the late writer David Foster Wallace (you might remember him from one of his many novels, like Infinite Jest, or his moving and insightful 2005 graduation speech […]

September 2, 2015

Over the past few weeks, a short story from Lydia Davis’s book, “Can’t and Won’t” has taken root in my life. Its poetry and wisdom have felt like a perfect fit for so many conversations, meetings, coaching sessions, and workshops. Here it is: My Footsteps, by Lydia Davis I see myself from the back, walking. There […]

April 23, 2015

One quick scan through iPhoto on my laptop and I’d bet you’d guess two things: I’m very close with my very fun (read: crazy) family, and I have a love affair with nature.

April 16, 2015

No, you don’t have to go to your room, and yes, you can still see your friends (it’s been a long time since this sentence was handed down to me, but I assume the age-old punishment still works in a somewhat similar way? Maybe with the exception that at the time of my coming-of-age, I […]



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