5 Baby Steps to Finding Your Unique Gifts

5 Baby Steps to Finding Your Unique Gifts

When my niece was in 5th grade, her teacher gave the class an assignment to write about something they were passionate about.  Chloe chose chocolate as her muse and wrote a piece that made my own mouth water.   In an effort to encourage her...
Don’t take it so personally.

Don’t take it so personally.

Early in my career, at a job where I was relatively new, my telephone rang.   “Hello, this is Wendy”, I offered as I picked up the phone. “I…DON’T EVER… WANT… TO SEE….” the caller yelled through the line.  Senior to me in another part of my functional...
Power and Control: Completing the Picture

Power and Control: Completing the Picture

How have power and control been playing out in our lives, these days?  What is the difference between the two?   Sometimes used interchangeably, “power” and “control” are results that stem from different sources of input and...
We’re not so different, you and me.

We’re not so different, you and me.

The author encounters an angry bird. A very angry bird. An angry tufted titmouse has been hurling itself violently and repeatedly against my bedroom window for the last three weeks. ​ Unlike cases where a bird accidentally slams itself into a window mid-flight, this...
Do you suffer from Career FOMO?

Do you suffer from Career FOMO?

You’ve heard of FOMO by now. It’s that generalized anxiety that comes with sensing that you are missing something important, though you don’t know what exactly that may be. You may experience regarding your Saturday nights or about a meeting you couldn’t...
Imposter Syndrome’s Silent Partners

Imposter Syndrome’s Silent Partners

I recently introduced you to Everyday Brilliance—those moments when, in all our ordinary and unassuming glory, we step out of our box and into our truest selves.  And you may still be thinking, “that’s nice, but I’m not brilliant”.  You may or may not identify...