Is this blog for you?
If you've made your way to this page, I'm betting you are a lot like me and most of the clients I work with. You are someone who is...
- Yearning to live fully. You crave a life that is full of joy, connection, and a deep sense of purpose. You do your best to live this way but sometimes get off track.
- Compassionate and altruistic. You truly want to make a difference in your community and in the lives of those around you.
- Thoughtful, eager to learn, and eager to improve – so you can do even better by yourself and by those you serve.
These are wonderful qualities. But they can also mean we sometimes make life hard for ourselves.
Do you ever...?
- Feel overwhelmed by all the things you're trying to accomplish?
- Do better at caring for others than taking care of yourself?
- Feel like your life is out of balance?
- Hold yourself to impossibly high standards?
- Have trouble setting boundaries or holding other people accountable?
- Work hard all day, but feel like you accomplished very little?
- Long for more meaning and depth in your work or personal life?
If you do, you've come to the right place. Using my own Working Well Framework, this blog shares strategies and solutions for overcoming those kinds of challenges.
I also offer words of encouragement, examples, and support to help you move beyond the problems and focus instead on possibilities. To help you remember who you are and how you want to live.
Helpful reminders. Insightful strategies. Practical tools and resources. Compassion and understanding. Along with a dose of "You can do it!"
That's what I aim to provide here.
Sound like something that might be useful in your life? If so, add your email below so I can stay in touch with you...
What makes this site different?
I know. I've spent a lot of time looking.
But I've had a hard time finding ones that really speak to me.
If your goal in life is to climb the corporate ladder or to get rich quick, you'll have no trouble finding plenty of blogs written just for you.
But there don't seem to be a lot of these blogs geared toward people like you and me — folks who are trying to make the world a better place and live a good life at the same time.
I want to fill that gap. So here, in five simple words is the focus of this site:
"Be well. Do good work."
This also illustrates the core philosophy behind the content here: that our work lives and personal lives are intertwined — especially for those of us who see our work as a calling, as a source of meaning and personal identity.
When our happiness and well-being suffers, so does our effectiveness at work.
So as you can see, the focus of this blog straddles the worlds of personal and professional development. I like to think of it as a blog about "work-related personal development" — geared toward kind people like you and me who want to make a positive difference in the world while also living good lives ourselves.
We each bring a unique voice and perspective to every new project we take on.
So of course this site reflects my own particular personality, values, goals, world view, professional training, and life experiences.
If you want the long story about my formative career experiences and how I came to be writing this blog, click the link to read the post I wrote about that.
But meanwhile, here's a quick rundown of some of the things I bring to this blog:
- A deep calling to help people thrive at work — personally and professionally.
- An approach that is grounded in sound research and theory (that would be my training as a psychologist kicking in!), but that's never abstract, academic, stuffy, or boring.
- Many years of hands-on experience with these topics — in my own life, in my years of work with consulting and coaching clients, and also during various prior jobs as a career counselor, psychotherapist, researcher, teacher, corporate communicator, marketing manager, fundraiser, and nonprofit paper pusher.
- A propensity for self-examination and an eagerness to develop along with you. I'm always looking for ways to improve myself and my impact. I by no means consider myself "finished" learning and growing.
- A positive outlook. Optimism is my default mode, and I can easily see the good in people.
- A genuine desire to build a long-term relationship with the readers of this blog. I think we have a lot we can give one another!
And on that note, I'd like to again invite you to stay connected here by entering your email below...
And if you like what you find here, I hope you'll share it with others too!