Thinking with your Heart and Head

I have been back home for two weeks since my amazing freedom vacation. I highly recommend getting away from your day-to-day life and going to recharge your batteries. One of the best parts of getting away, which I did not plan for, was not being accessible to my old life. What I mean is not so much the people I care about but more getting the calls from people who want to be in the know and find out why I left. It was great to have a break. It let me start my manifesto and sort through my fears and emotions.

This was my third divorce party. A tradition I started when I went through my first divorce with the man I thought I would have a family with and spend the rest of my life with. We had 300+ people at our wedding so I decided that the break-up (after 10+ years) needed to be acknowledged with a vacation and it helped a lot. So this time, when I was divorcing my job, after a 12+ year relationship, I also wanted to make a clean break and get away to reflect.

Continue reading

Welcome to corporate America and its rhetoric

Almost 2 million women without kids in the US aged 40 to 44, 27% of women with advanced degrees without kids. A Pew study this year shows that nearly one-in-five American women ends her childbearing years without having borne a child, compared with one-in-ten in the 1970s. And it is similar in other parts of the world like the UK where one in five women “stays childless because of modern lifestyle.” Some 42 per cent of childless women in the study were in professional or managerial occupations compared to only 30 per cent of mothers.

Continue reading

Free your soul

What do you want? Really want? Deep in your soul … have you had the courage to go there and spend time exploring?

We lie to ourselves every day. We make excuses. We focus more on our fears than our possibilities.

We follow what we are supposed and expected to do. We like what is comfortable. Continue reading

It’s about what you throw out, and what you keep

I don’t want to go where you are “supposed” to go. I am in Barcelona and I’ve thrown away the guide books. Today, I will let my feet take me to wherever I feel I want to go. I don’t want anyone to write it for me. The good news is there are no endless conference calls and the need to find the time to answer the 600 “important” emails. And let us not forget about all the required templates I spent days completing that no one ever looked at. I did do a lot of meaningful work that did make a difference in corporate America but all the people who needed to feel useful and important — the plodders — got in my way of doing even more.

Continue reading


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 31 other followers