Seminars, Sisterhood, and Shared Stories at Texas Conference for Women

Just the other day, The Austinot published my story, “Texas Conference for Women Takes the Town This Week,” an introduction to this annual event that aims to empower women’s professional and personal lives through education, inspiration, and shared experiences. Yesterday, I got to attend. Let me just say…wow. Here’s a brief run-down of my experience, plus… Continue reading Seminars, Sisterhood, and Shared Stories at Texas Conference for Women

Putting the “Oh, Shit” Moment In Midlife

The big news yesterday was Vanity Fair’s digital reveal of the magazine’s upcoming Caitlyn Jenner story. The cover image, shot by famed portraitist Annie Liebovitz, was breathtaking and captivating on many levels: pure curiosity, artistic appreciation, and fashion sense. Because it was THE topic for the day, it was easy to stumble into additional coverage… Continue reading Putting the “Oh, Shit” Moment In Midlife

How Woo Woo Are You?

Fate, luck, opportunity, chance, divine intervention–I struggle with how to name the many intersections of people, places, and events that make the hair on my arms raise. For me, this is currently about career. Where am I going next? In her best seller Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg described moving along a career arc as climbing on a… Continue reading How Woo Woo Are You?

4 Tips for Editor, Writer Working Success

I grew up with my nose in a book, rereading my favorites over and over again. As a kid, I practically lived in the public library, methodically working my way through the Dewey Decimal System and summer reading lists. My allowance was spent in the mall, not at boutiques but at B. Dalton Bookseller. A black and… Continue reading 4 Tips for Editor, Writer Working Success

What Sheryl Sandberg, Sloths, and Knitting Taught Me this December

December 2014 was a month of rest and recovery for me. It was — by far — the most relaxing holiday season I’ve ever had, what with no job and no kids at home. I was done with all holiday-related shopping and prep by the first week, which left me able to concentrate on what mattered… Continue reading What Sheryl Sandberg, Sloths, and Knitting Taught Me this December