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Thanks for stopping by. This site is my playground: my swing set, my sandbox, my red bouncy ball. Glad to share it with you.

I’ve joined at least a billion others in the blogoshphere. I wish my life (or maybe my thoughts) could be categorized into recipes for food or home decor, but I’m a lot more random than that. I care, though, and I hope at least that comes through. I’m slow to post, so blog quantities are limited.

My strengths lie in marketing and product management, but my real strength lies in my approach. I’m collaborative and decisive, and although my eye is always on the bottom line, my heart is with my customers and coworkers. I’m also well educated, but that’s beside the point. 

There are Some Things
we can't live without

Mine is a horse

His name is Rhumba but I call him Jin. I don’t know what it is about us animal people, but if love can be measured by the number of nicknames our pets have… you know where I’m going with this, right? Horses are relatively silent creatures and ironically, they can teach us a lot about communication. Prey animals that don’t use sound as their primary form of communication have a rich vocabulary of nonverbal cues so they don’t give away their location and become someone’s dinner. If you want to get along well with a 1500 pound animal who is convinced there are still lions roaming the Midwest, you’d be wise to understand it on its terms. I like to think it helps a little with humans, too.

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Naming Our Lifelines One Woman at a Time

The WomensLounge100 project began after I started meeting a bunch of amazing women through networking. I’d mention one of these women to another amazing woman, who agreed that she was an amazing women, and I realized we are surrounded by amazing women. Sometimes we forget how many there are, or how accessible they are, especially when we’re feeling a bit low ourselves. Sometimes we feel like we’re all alone, even though we’re not.

So I hearkened back to all those times I called my mom or my sister or a girlfriend, laid it all on the table like a million puzzle pieces, and let them help me put everything back together again. I’m surrounded by extraordinary women, and I bet we all are. 

So I’m tracking down 100 women, first- or second-degree connections (you know, a friend of a friend), and I’m going to write about them. You might not see much on the website just yet but that’s because I’m working on the stories. I hadn’t considered that 100 women meant 100 stories. But sometimes you’ve just gotta go for it.

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