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  • The 4th Trimester
    A newly discovered fountain of resilience for the postpartum experiences our society doesn’t talk about. Well, at least, in 2020. This is the third part of my series writing about a first time pregnancy of a working, mid-thirties New Yorker. First part: “Embracing change and a shift in mindset.”; Second part: “My birth story.” We… Read More
  • My Birth Story
    A bit of calm in the midst of the COVID-19 storm. If you read my previous post Embracing change and a shift in mindset you’ll note that I approached the pregnancy in positive light and this is a continuation of that story and me breaking the stigma of birth horror stories. This post is about… Read More
  • Embracing change and a shift in mindset.
    A positive story about my first pregnancy. Let me start by stating: Every pregnancy story is different. Every birth story is unique. Every woman is different. This my story. TL;DR: My condensed version of my takeaways from this journey are at the top; detail further down if you fancy: Embrace the experience and empower yourself.… Read More
  • Reach Your Goals & Realize Your Full Potential
    On attending MogulX NYC 2019. First of, what is Mogul? It’s a tech platform and mobile app that provides tools to individuals & organizations to achieve optimal productivity, learning & growth. You can google/wikipedia your heart out. I’ve known about the tools since 2014 but I always brushed it off as another female-centric, maybe too-rah-rah-feministic-millenial-app.… Read More
  • Get your time back.
    Time management not as a process of planning but owning your own time. Time has fascinated me ever since I was a kid. I remember going through a phase where I was challenging my family as to why we have given into a Roman emperor defining the seven-day week. Why seven days? Why X hours… Read More
  • The Margaretville Cabin Renovation
    The Margaretville Cabin Renovation The research and journey of real estate 101 in upstate NYC • Finding the ‘one’ (be-still my beating heart), the dream cabin in the woods. • Tune into the demolition phase. And now, we’ll dive into the room-by-room renovation stories for those nerds that want the detail, tips, tricks and learnings! The Margaretville… Read More
  • Renewing my vows with IBM.
    The continuation to the journey of getting unstuck, rediscovering purpose and building my very own authentic definition of success. If you read my latest post on “The journey to finding purpose”, this is a continuation to that post. If you haven’t, pop over there to get the scoop. In short: I explained how I had… Read More
  • The journey to finding purpose
    On being stuck, getting unstuck and understanding that purpose is ever-evolving. This is my story on finding purpose: I realized that what I have been doing for ‘work’ the last decade, simply isn’t want I want to do when I grow up anymore. Someone once told me “if you can remember what it was like… Read More
  • The Margaretville cabin renovation: the living room.
    The core of the cabin. Where you and guests get cozy and kick back. Chapter 6 — The living room.(If this is your first time here, go back and start the journey at Chapter 1) Let me catch you up with a sequence of before to afters — I’m sure this image is burned in your brain… Read More
  • The Margaretville cabin demolition.
    Designing and building it from the ground up, to call it our own. Chapter 5 — The interior. Let me give you a visual refresher: this was a hunters lodge with a lot of do-it-yourself (DIY) thumbprints and lots of wooden panelling. Let me guide you in a static 360° — picture yourself entering the cabin and starting from… Read More
  • The Margaretville cabin renovation begins.
    The exterior renovation of our cabin. Within 2hrs of signing, we met one of the contractors recommended to us, to take a tour of the house and discuss initial plans. We immediately connected with Don. The referral was key to our decision in working with him, but his expertise, recommendations, honesty and candor sealed the deal.… Read More
  • The Margaretville cabin project.
    The story, journey and learnings behind becoming weekender, first-timer cabin renovators. Chapter 1 — There’s more to NY than NYC I had this goal: I need to buy an apartment, a house (something!) when I reached 10 yrs of living in New York City. A month shy of that decade mark, I happened to be on my first… Read More
  • “Fail productively.”
    “Fail productively.” How do I be a new leader but also be me? Look within yourself and see that you have what it takes to lead. The world needs more good creative leaders. — C
  • Project kick-offs: agenda, scope, team, emotions
    A few you must wonder what us Producers do all day as we hit our keyboard keys, talk on the phone and go in and out of meetings. There’s more to our fancy Gantt chart timelines and chasing you to do your timesheets — I promise! I plan on sharing a series of posts on OC that… Read More
  • On PMs often doing more harm than good.
    Andy Rutledge, principal and chief design strategist for Unit Interactive, claims project managers often do more harm than good and looks at what they actually do and what they should be doing in order for a project to succeed: http://www.netmagazine.com/features/project-management-and-design-professional#comment-6174 My response to his article is the 3rd comment below it. Enjoy. –––––––––––––––––– Andy, Your… Read More