When Friendships Break Up

When Friendships Break Up

Sometimes friends drift away. Sometimes friends grow apart. But other times, friends break up. I wish someone had told me about this phenomenon in my twenties, a time of transitions, transience, and choices that often result in changing friendships. When someone pulls...
A Mindful Approach to Mindfulness

A Mindful Approach to Mindfulness

The world is on a mindfulness kick, and that’s a good thing. We’re talking about it in the media, even on publications like the Harvard Business Review. Employers and health experts alike are making the case for more mindfulness in our day-to-day life – and people are...
8 Tips for Networking like an Introvert

8 Tips for Networking like an Introvert

On the outside, I don’t look like an introvert at all. I spent nearly 15 years as a frontline fundraiser, and have logged thousands of calls and meetings with people I don’t know. I’m constantly putting myself out there, whether through The Enliven Project’s...
Relax!?

Relax!?

On a summer visit to Northampton, my husband, brother, and I visited Eastheaven, a hot tub place in middle of town to soak in the Japanese hot tubs among bamboo plants and peaceful music. We’ve been there many times before. and each visit follows the same...
Living in a Binary World

Living in a Binary World

As a woman who dated both women and men before marrying my husband, I encountered many inconsistent beliefs and attitudes about my non-binary sexuality. I wasn’t straight enough to hang out with straight girls – they were afraid I might come on to them or steal their...
The Things I Learned from Mark Edwards

The Things I Learned from Mark Edwards

It’s become a bit of a ritual to write about boss’ and colleagues when we part ways. It’s a helpful way to reflect on what you learn from others, and to honor the relationship you had during that professional chapter of your life. Almost a year ago, Mark Edwards...