Professional Packing Light (and cute)

I once led a roundtable discussion at a tech conference, where men are very typically decked out in faded jeans and t-shirts, (possibly with a blazer thrown on top). So, I, too,  adopted the casual, “I’m friendly and approachable look” and wore nice, new dark jeans, a nice professional-looking blouse and a tailored black blazer.  I was stunned…

Juggling Reality TV and Life

Could Better Work-Life Balance Change the World? I’m a huge fan of GMA (that’s, Good Morning America – for those of you who aren’t familiar). I like to get my top stories from a team with empathy, compassion and a sense of humor. But more than that, what engages me on GMA is the camaraderie on…

NOT WHAT YOU EXPECT

EXPECTATIONS are funny things.  They drive our own sense of highs and lows.  They determine how we’ll be assessed against colleagues.  They are the determinant of whether or not a vacation, a new job, LIFE is good.   And they are the measuring stick against which others see us. My daughter attended a small liberal arts…

Making His WAYFARE in the World Today

This week’s millennial:  Meet John Glagola, owner and founder of The Wayfare Baker. I met John this weekend at the Trexlertown Farmer’s Market in Pennsylvania, and it was a lucky find. His pure ingredients and skilled craftsmanship turned out some of THE best bread I have ever had. Kayla Meyer [blondeshavemorerun.com] even approved a purchase…

Worst Enemy

It’s me.  That’s right.  Me.  I’m my own worst enemy.  And I’ll tell you why.  It’s because the INFP* in me is obsessed with the happiness of others.  (PLEASE do not friend request me now just because I said that!  I’m up to my eyeballs in obsessions at the moment.) I’ll give you an example….

Diverse Wine…Random Sunday Morning Musings

Unexpected “Whines.”  Surprising – and yet, tastefully revealing if we allow them to be. My daughter commented once that I define myself by my career.  That surprised me.  I grew up in a man’s world, had no concept of “career” and have always been primarily impassioned by my family and closest friends, followed by music and writing. …

Millenial Women Owning It!

In the circles in which I typically travel (technology) there are so many very bright women!  I was reminded by a Business Insider article that not every millennial is doing quite so well.  So in the next few posts, I want to talk about some of the other women who are making their way in…

Lookin’ Fab at Yoga Class I Am!

NOTHING inspires me to exercise more than a new outfit.  (Yes, I really am that lame.  Don’t judge.) So – I stumbled into this site “Fabletics.com” that is both stylin’ for the gym and CHEAP.  (Okay – I didn’t stumble.  I was pushed by my 22 year old daughter, the fitness queen of blondeshavemorerun.com.)  And…

The Bar doesn’t need to be lowered (I might just need a boost)

Call it a Glass Ceiling or a Sticky Floor, the fact is there remains an element of our culture that makes it tough to Lean In.  Am I right? Alison Gianotto writes in her article “Backing Diversity Lowers the Bar?” ( July-August 2014 issue of SC Magazine), “The same characteristics encouraged in young men are…

A very special Special Education Mediation episode.

Folks, here’s a great little video on YouTube, featuring our very own Special Education Coordinator, Carol Lieb Himes.  Thanks to the wonderful non-profit Resources for Children With Special Needs, we’re getting the word out on this amazing service — which helps families and schools work together to ensure that special needs kids are getting thei…

Nothing Like the Truth!

In the wonder world of tech start ups, True & Co. marries technology with artistically crafted fashion. Result? Happy customers.