Simple. Not Easy.

Saying something is simple does not mean it's easy. Running a marathon is simple. Pretty straightforward. Right? But not easy. Changing your mindset about what is possible, falls into that simple but not easy category. That's why I focus on mindset tools. As my mom...

No One Cares

I recently attended a workshop with writer Elizabeth Gilbert at Kripalu, a yoga retreat center in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. One of the things she said that I didn't understand at first, but now has become a mantra is this... "No one cares." At first, I didn't...

What’s Wrong with Easy?

I have a friend, who is incredibly organized. She knows exactly when she's going to do the lingering tasks that live at the bottom of her to-do list. She sits at the kitchen table and checks items off as her daughter does homework. "I know. I'm weirdly organized," she...

Begin at the End

One of my very best friends sold his business this week. He's owned restaurants in Provincetown, Massachusetts for the last 20 years. I am so proud and thrilled, and scared (you know, the good kind - excited/scared) for him. It's going to be a big transition. He's...

Courage is Contagious

I’ve been listening obsessively to the podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text. I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan. (If you are not familiar with the books, this blog post may not speak to you as much as it could, but read on...) Although I was a fully grown adult when the...

What Story Are You Telling Yourself?

A favorite article of mine, Manage Your, Energy not Your Time, by Tony Schwartz, has a couple of sentences that I try to remind myself of daily... "What story am I telling myself?" And then, "What other story can I tell myself?" I have a client, who when we first...

Your Job Search

Many women who want to leave big law are looking for another job.  Often, they struggle with feeling that their skills aren't right. They don't want to take something that sounds like a replacement for "the devil they know". I help them hone in on the key word in the...

The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth

When a witness gets on the stand they take an oath to tell the truth. When a lawyer is sworn into the bar, they take an oath to uphold the constitution. My goal for WILL, Women Interested in Leaving (big) Law is to help women lawyers find their truth. The women I work...

Calm is my Superpower

I saw this meme on Facebook while in the back of a car on the way to the airport. I was flying up to Portland, Maine for a work gig. I clicked Like and smiled to myself. Calm is not usually my superpower.  Impatience is deeply imprinted in my DNA. I was pleased that I...

Growing Up in La La Land

Is growing up doing the "responsible thing" or is it following a dream? Slated to sweep the Oscars this year is the movie La La Land, which I LOVED. A central question is, what does it mean to grow up? Is following your dreams, even if it means living in a dingy...

The Most Important Relationship in Your Life

I recently came upon an old copy of Oprah Magazine with an interview of Diane von Furstenberg.  At the very end of the article, I found something I want to share... Oprah asked DVF what she was most proud of in her life. Her initial response was “My children,” as many...

I ❤️ Elizabeth Gilbert

It was love at first read. I devoured an excerpt from Eat, Pray, Love even before the book came out. The sentence: "Italian, a language more beautiful than roses," had me hook, line, and sinker. I had studied Italian in high school and understood in my soul what...