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Compounding Anxiety and Life Preservers

Compounding Anxiety and Life Preservers

The other day, I spoke with a woman who told me that she wakes up every morning with generalized anxiety.  There’s no particular matter she is worried about specifically, yet her heart races and her eyes pop open in fear.  She’s also not able to be present with her...

Rescued by a magical SWAT team

Rescued by a magical SWAT team

This is what a former big law attorney told me… “When I was a fourth-year associate, working till the wee hours of the night, my fellow juniors and I would fantasize about being rescued by a magical SWAT team.  We imagined someone would swoop in and helicopter us...

Calm is my Superpower

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...

Redefining work …

Redefining work …

In WILL we define work a little differently. The “WILL work” takes many forms. Your WILL work could be to… Take a nap. Read a beach novel or female driven 19th Century mystery. Listen to a podcast. Go out to dinner with your friends or family and leave your phone at...

I know the #1 NY Times bestselling author

I know the #1 NY Times bestselling author

A friend of mine from college, Mark Leibovich, has the number one book on the New York Times best seller list. I met Mark at the University of Michigan. We went to a summer program in New England together, where we read Walden on the shores of Lake Winnepesaukee,...

I’m always in a coaching program

I’m always in a coaching program

The other day I was telling a WILL Member that I’m always in a coaching program. Why? Because for me it is the fastest, most efficient way to get where I want to go. I learn from people who are further on their journey. I receive… Expert advice. A fresh perspective....

Choice

Choice

“Now I know I can leave something that isn’t working for me.” - Arielle, NYC This quote sums up what many women receive from their WILL journey. So many women who come to WILL feel beholden, trapped and stuck. Does that feel familiar? Every time you have a choice to...

Listen to your body

Listen to your body

“You are not a machine. Stop treating your body like one. Don’t accept others expectations of you to act like a machine.” Angela said this to me as we were having a catch-up call. She’s been on pause with her WILL journey because she’s been dealing with serious,...

The longer you stay, the longer you…

The longer you stay, the longer you…

My physician friend used to say that about her residency, “The longer you stay, the longer you stay.” This was in the days before there was a mandatory reduction of hours for residents, back when they might just keep working around the clock. Do you really want a...

Pregnancy, parenting and letting go

Pregnancy, parenting and letting go

Elias, my oldest son, is going to college. At the end of the summer, we’ll load up the car with new blankets and dorm gear, and drive him to school. Luckily, it’s close by, and while that is good for him and us, it’s going to be a huge change that will take some...

Dull + Stressful = :-(

Dull + Stressful = 🙁

Dull and stressful. This is the combination I often hear from women lawyers.  It’s a formula that keeps them feeling stuck and unhappy.Does this resonate?

What I think about the word “try”

What I think about the word “try”

The word try can feel like I’ve given myself an escape hatch in case I don’t succeed.I do mostly agree with Yoda when he said, “There is no try, there is do or do not.”And yet, for others I honor “try” as an important step forward.

 

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