Women@Work: Competing Paradigms, Scrambled Brains and Michelle Obama

source “For me, being a mother made me a better professional, because coming home every night to my girls reminded me what I was working for. And being a professional made me a better mother, because by pursuing my dreams, I was modeling for my girls how to pursue their dreams.” ~ Michelle Obama Although…

Are You the Flea in the Lidded Jar? Am I?

“You have to aspire to something so great that you have to have God’s help.” ~ Steve Harvey I am planning for 2019 and in so doing, I have heeded to oft-repeated call to set goals so big that they frighten me. The trouble is this… they frighten me. I am genuinely afraid. Afraid of…

Tis’ the Season for Reflection and Gratitude

“Learn to be thankful for what you already have while you pursue all that you want.” ~ Jim Rohn The holiday season is upon us and as the businesses around us prepare to take a break for this annual period of rest, it makes sense that the weekly women@work feature takes a little Christmas break…

A Love Letter To My Body

Within my body are all the sacred places of the world, and the most profound pilgrimage I can ever make is within my own body.      To My Darling Body, I looked at you in the mirror this morning and I realised that tomorrow will be too late for me to tell you how I feel…

Solitude: It’s not in the Loo Anymore

    “Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone. Solitude expresses the glory of being alone.” ~ Paul Tillich One of the first things to suffer or threaten to disappear postpartum is time alone. I have always valued time alone because it has always been a vital component of my how-I-stay-sane routine. The weekend before…