Wander Woman Blog's Articles
Just because you can doesn't mean you should. Yet you might not know you chose a path of greatness over enjoyment until you are in pain or numbed out by stress.
We high-achievers are convinced that if we choose to argue a point, we are right. Right?
Always being right not only hurts your relationships, but it is also a heavy responsibility to bear. You have to work harder to discount other people’s ideas than if you just looked for the value in their suggestions.
Yet, because "being the one who knows" is foundational to your sense of self, you may feel uncomfortable
I just received a rejection notice. I applied to be on the board of a professional association. They turned me down.
Part of me was disappointed, embarrassed, angry, and even worried. The rest of me was utterly relieved. Woo hoo!
While interviewing women for my book, Wander Women, I had a very accomplished woman tell me, "All my life I was taught to raise my hand. Now I'm finally questioning what I'm
Being overly sensitive to how people judge us isn’t always a sign of low self-esteem; confident women also worry about impressions. At what price-what parts of ourselves do we keep in exile?
There was a great scene in Grey's Anatomy last night that I thought characterized the changes many women are experiencing. With no real guidance, and under the threat of losing love, we are starting to say "NO" to giving ourselves away, including our power, our energy, and our passion. Yet, this isn't easy.
The scene focused on Christina Yang telling her boyfriend about her near-marriage experience. She described her relationship as
After finding cat food strewn around the kitchen floor with globs of it dropped in the water bowl, I realized we had a raccoon invasion. This continued for several nights even after we put the cat food in the kitchen sink.
I called my brother in San Francisco who has had a continual problem with raccoons breaking in through his cat door. He said there was nothing I could do except
I saw the leaders of the future in a hotel in The Hague.
When I checked into the hotel, I was disappointed that I would be spending a week far from the city center with snow expected almost every day. I was teaching a leadership class so I would have little time to explore the city. The view out my window was populated by bare trees and a distant skyline.
I had an amazing thing happen TWICE in less than 24 hours that had me questioning how we judge if the world is a safe place to live in or not.
Today is a rainy day in Phoenix, Arizona. I have a to-do list of course, but I just can't stir up the energy to accomplish more than answering email. So what should I do with this rare day of no appointments or deadlines? Here's what I decided.
This is my first video entry. Since I travel around the world, I've decided to share with you ideas and views from my many adventures. Do you have a question you would like me to ask to see if people have different answers by location? Come with me as we explore the world together.
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