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Lotion is a small thing, but it makes a big impact

Let’s talk about lotion.

Yeah, lotion. Just, lotion. Maybe you’re thinking, “Surely she’s not talking about lotion. Maybe she has misspelled ‘potion’ or ‘notion.’ I can’t imagine that this whole post is about lotion.” But it is. In Chicago, the weather is in the single digits this week, and there…

Success is usually defined as having lots of people working under you — what if that’s all wrong?

Picture someone you view as “successful,” and what image comes to mind?

Maybe it’s the scrappy entrepreneur who started in their garage and now works with 100 employees under them. Or the executive who has multiple assistants and thus doesn’t read her incoming emails anymore. …

Science-backed ways to feel better right now (and don’t worry, “exercise” is not on the list)

Overwhelmed? Aren’t we all. Sure, sure, we’re supposed to exercise more, eat better and get more sleep. Yada yada yada. Rather than harp on those challenges — they work but can ring hollow when we’re in a lousy mood — here are my favorite “I need help right now” mood…

Through many conversations with peers, workshops, and moments of self-reflection, I found my voice.

For someone who suffers from shyness and a healthy dose of imposter syndrome, speaking in meetings without an invitation is incredibly hard for me.

Over the past few years, the one piece of constant, constructive feedback I’ve received is to “speak up and share my perspective more”, as by doing…

When you let go of the wrong lessons you’ve picked up throughout your life, you’ll find new possibilities

Six years ago, product designer Andrei Herasimchuk wrote of an earlier time when he learned the wrong lesson during his career at Adobe. Early into his career as a designer, he had built a prototype over the weekend and a few days into his workweek. One of the product managers…

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