Buy Less 2020 – an update!

At the beginning of the year, I created a clothing spending tracker so that I can monitor my shopping behavior in order to better manage my spending on new clothing. Thanks to a bit of a spending spree in January that I justified because it was my birthday month, I…

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Joust do it

I’ve been thinking about perfectionism and how it relates to procrastination a lot lately. Maybe not just lately—it’s something I constantly struggle with. Just the other day, someone in a Facebook group I’m in asked for tips on how to just start when you’re paralyzed by the fact that you…

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Music for your workday

Do you listen to music while you work? If I remember to, I find it really helpful. But the type of music I select is so important for getting in the zone. For mindless tasks or some upbeat background music I love oldies. The local oldies station was always was…

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Attn: Gatekeepers

A few weeks ago, I shared two things you can change in your job announcements in an effort to adopt more inclusive and equitable hiring practices. Today, I want to share a very real example of something that I did to help a colleague advance within my organization when I…

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Resume Rehab

Last week, I got a free resume review. I didn’t really want one (more on that in a future post), but I was submitting my resume to some portal and the only way I could continue was by checking a box that said, “Yes, I’d like a free resume review!”…

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Two things to change in your job announcements

In my post from a couple weeks ago, What happens after Blackout Tuesday, I encouraged business owners to “make a plan to adopt more inclusive and equitable hiring practices,” among other things. There’s a lot that can be done on that one point alone, and I wanted to share one….

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Something silly

It has been quite a week. One full of listening, learning, reflection, and action. I want to be clear that there are many, many, many weeks ahead similar to last week. We can’t lose steam. And I’ll continue to write about it. And, I’ll also continue to write about lighter…

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