Parts Unknown

Much has been said, and will continue to be said, about Anthony Bourdain. I know he made me feel more brave and in awe of the world--not just of the bright and shiny facade of the places we travel, but the small treasures hidden around crooked corners, of the people and the food and the …

Of Grit and Grace

Several years ago, had someone told me I would make the choice to compete in an endurance race that involved crawling under barbed wire through rocky mud pits, hurling oneself over 15 foot high walls and jumping over fire pits, I would have thought they were crazy. At a petite 5'3", I am hardly an …

Akin Gump Makes Steps to Improve Attorney Well-being. What Can Your Firm Do?

In response to increasing rates of depression, anxiety, addiction and suicide among attorneys, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has taken great strides in making the emotional and mental well-being of their lawyers a priority. Beginning in June, the Akin Gump Washington D.C. office will have on-site counselors available for appointments one day each week. This is …

My Valentine to Charlottesville: Resiliency Engagement Sessions for Non-Profits

Two weeks ago, I announced that I would be offering, pro bono, a one hour Resiliency Engagement Session for up to four local non-profits as my Valentine to the city that I call home. In the last year, Charlottesville has had to time and again dig deep into its resiliency as it has faced murderous …

February Valentine for Non-profits: FREE Resiliency Engagement Session!

Are you a leader of a non-profit organization in the Charlottesville, VA area? Do you wonder if your team is as resilient as they could be? Are you looking for an engaging trainer and speaker for your 2018 professional development calendar? I am sending some Valentines and want to send one to your organization! During …