An Open Letter to Our Daughter as You Turn 18

An Open Letter to Our Daughter as You Turn 18

Turning 18 is a big deal indeed. Happy birthday, precious daughter! As the world opens its doors to you in new ways, and as you set off, here are some suggestions for the journey, honey. 🙂 Be Yourself – No one can be as good at being you, as you. Wherever you go, you’ll be […]

A Special Place in Hell: How Madeleine Albright was Right…and Wrong

A Special Place in Hell: How Madeleine Albright was Right…and Wrong

Recently, Madeleine Albright said that there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women. And while I don’t necessarily agree with all the conclusions she drew surrounding her statement, I do think she’s right – with an adjustment. I think there’s a special place in hell for people who don’t help […]

Peak Work Performance Summit Special Offer: Bring Work to Life Sample Chapter + Discount

Peak Work Performance Summit Special Offer: Bring Work to Life Sample Chapter + Discount

Thank you for taking part in the Peak Work Performance Summit! For your free sample chapter from Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work, click here. And for a discount of 37% on orders of 10 or more books, contact Jill@bibliomotion.com and mention the Peak Work Performance Summit. Best wishes in bringing your work to […]

How to Bring Work to Life: The Power of Words and Trees

How to Bring Work to Life: The Power of Words and Trees

When I wrote Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work, I was living the dream. I was wife, mother, student, working professional, and participant in my community – all of that and more. It was a full life. It still is. But it didn’t lend itself to the limited containers of ‘work’ and […]

Stop Overparenting: How to Relax

Stop Overparenting: How to Relax

We parents regularly agree and discuss ‘how fast the time goes’ and how fleeting our moments are with our children. But I was talking with a new dad recently and he said that sometimes he wishes the time would go a bit more quickly – during those sleepless nights or those clueless days of new […]

The Gift of Recognition: 5 Tips for Meaningful Recognition

The Gift of Recognition: 5 Tips for Meaningful Recognition

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The Presents We’ll Never Open

The Presents We’ll Never Open

This is the book that my husband will not be getting or Christmas, as much as he enjoys a good Grisham novel. And these are the boots that I’ll never own, as much as I really, really like them. And we’ll never open these gifts around our tree. We decided to try something different this […]

Scouts Honor: How Collaboration Works

Scouts Honor: How Collaboration Works

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How to Spend Your Birthday for Work-Life (Hint: Fall in Love)

How to Spend Your Birthday for Work-Life (Hint: Fall in Love)

On a milestone birthday, Lisa Carraway had surgery that put her on her back—literally and figuratively. As if having surgery on her birthday wasn’t enough, she also required a long recovery and was off from work more than any other time in her working life. This was the proverbial wake up call for Lisa, leading […]

Parenting is Not a Competitive Sport: How Failing Can Build Community

Parenting is Not a Competitive Sport: How Failing Can Build Community

When our daughter was born, it was a little shocking to me that we were able to drive home from the hospital with so little fanfare. Wasn’t there a parenting license we should have received first? Or some kind of evaluation that was required before we could be entrusted with her fragile life? When our […]