How to Plan a Trip to Moab (and what a letter to my future self revealed)

How to plan a trip to Moab Utah

December 2014, I wrote a letter to my future self. Ten years later, I opened it, and I was surprised. Everyone should do this. I’d be getting up at 2:30am and heading into the TV studio, sunglasses on, only to hide that I had gotten 4 hours of sleep. Next Wednesday, however, I’ll be getting […]

3.10 Edition What I Did Last Week (and what I’m looking forward to)

What is the most important lesson you’ve learned this week in 1 sentence? For me, it was: Representation matters. Many years ago, a woman recognized me from television.  I had left the industry to run my business, but she remembered me for the 20+ years I had been piped into her living room.  “You looked […]

3.3 Edition What I Did Last Week (and what I’m looking forward to)

When I think back to my 36 hours with a client in Barcelona, the most powerful moment was a private tour of the oldest hospital in the city. The rich benefactors of Barcelona had so much money, they had the luxury of being thoughtful about the design. The building featured sky lights and floor-to-ceiling windows […]

2.25 Edition What I Did Last Week (and what I’m looking forward to)

I’m not joking when I tell you that I was in bed ALL day Saturday. A recent change of life (menopause) has been so disruptive to my productivity. I’m actually writing a series for a major magazine on it. If you know me a little, you know I didn’t sit idly and consume raunchy romance […]

My Tech Essentials For Content Creation Abroad

I’m not joking when I tell you that I was in bed ALL day Saturday. A recent change of life (menopause) has been so disruptive to my productivity. I’m actually writing a series for a major magazine on it. If you know me a little, you know I didn’t sit idly and consume raunchy romance […]

2.18 Edition What I Did Last Week (and what I’m looking forward to)

I’m a little obsessive about packing for my overseas trips. Even more so now as I do more of my client work abroad. I need to look professional, but when wine tasting in Evora, Portugal, I don’t need to be my buttoned-up-New-York-Wall-Street self. I made a digital whiteboard laying out all outfits, mapped to all […]

My Master Packing List for Lisbon

The beautiful city of Lisbon, with its charming old-world architecture, vibrant culture, and delicious local cuisine, is a destination for one of my Strategic Solitude Days with clients. Here’s a guide on how I “packed” for Lisbon on my digital whiteboard first. Strategy Before I dive into the specifics, I create a color palette: cream, black, […]

1.28 Edition

The other day, my friend Marti asked, “How do you have so much information at your fingertips?” I have eidetic memory. The mainstream term is “photographic memory.” I see something in print once and I remember it. It served me very well for all the years I was covered a fast moving stock market from the […]