Preparing for Labor

In honor of Mother’s Day next Sunday, May 10 (you’re welcome for the advanced heads up!), I offer this:   I seem to have had two types of people in my life recently – job seekers (as always) . . .  and pregnant women.  I was quite surprised to realize, as I listen to the trials and tribulations of both, how each group has interesting parallels to each other. Both are in the process of creating something, going through stages of development, encountering unexpected challenges, and sometimes, struggling to make sense of the whole thing! Just as women who want Read More


Love Your Work

“To be successful, the first thing to do is to fall in love with your work.” – Sister Mary Lauretta “You’ve GOT to find what you love . . . work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to find what you love . . . if you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it . . . Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs “Do not hire a man who does your work for Read More


You are Not Your Job: Spiritual and Practical Steps to Working with Self Esteem

  Losing a job.  Not getting an interview.  Equating our job title or salary with our value as a person.  These are all ways that our self-esteem can be tied, erroneously, to our career.   Sometimes we fall into the trap of equating work-related events and status with our self worth.  Even though we all know that saying “It’s not personal, it’s business”, who hasn’t felt personally slighted by getting passed up for a promotion or getting laid off, even if you are one of many in your company downsize? Positive recognition as Sales Manager of the Month or a Read More


Feel Free to Quote Me . . .

  How about a collection of my favorite work/career/right livlihood/follow your passion quotes? I collect quotes.  I find so much inspiration in them.  Hope you do, too. And please, add your favorites in the comments area!     “Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life!”— Confucius “Don’t let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice.  And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.  They somehow already know what you truly want to become.  Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs   “To love what Read More


Career/Find Your Passion and Other Inspirational Summer Reading Recommendations

  Just in time for the long holiday weekend!  Woo hoooo!  Here are a few great reading suggesstions:   I get asked about how to figure out one’s life purpose and find the work you love A LOT, being a resume writer & coach. Though there are MANY books on the subject, these are my personal fav’s hands down!   Job/Career/Find Your Passion book picks: I Could Do Anything if I Only Knew What it Was – Barbara Sher   Making a Living Without a Job – Barbara Winter (I know, doesn’t sound like a book for job seekers!  But Read More