7 good reasons to ask for help

I’m preparing to launch a new nonprofit organization in Austin this week focused on supporting parents of teens; the underlying premise: community is medicine.  I have many motivations for starting this initiative, but ultimately I have experienced how life-changing it can be to have a support network when going through a challenging life stage.  But asking […]

In transition? Join the crowd!

My son is starting middle school in the fall, my good friend’s youngest child leaves for college in August, my colleague’s husband just quit his job to join his wife’s firm, my 46 year-old childhood friend just learned he’s going to be a new father and my professional path (not so much what I do, […]

We Need Each Other

“No matter how much we meditate or pray, we still need others to help us dismantle the walls of our isolation and remind us of our belonging.” – Tara Brach (Thanks Jen Louden.) A few weeks ago I led a work-life balance mini retreat for a group of twenty very successful women leaders. As I […]

We Need Each Other

Yesterday afternoon my nine year old ran away from home. He only went 2 blocks. He was barefoot and was carrying a cigar box filled with a Whole Earth Provision gift card, fifteen dollars and a birthday gift certificate from his uncle for bowling. He told me this was what he planned to use to […]


As much as I am an advocate of asking for and receiving help (and getting support), I stumble often and see how natural my tendency is to still go it alone. Recently I had the luxury of meeting with an amazing executive coach about honing a professional skill. Just sitting across from her, having someone […]