I was 28 years old in Astrakhan, Russia, with a KGB officer following me. Our team of four - a scientist, a videographer, an expedition leader and I - had just arrived to the Caspian Sea basin for two weeks of research on the sturgeon crisis. We were representing a coalition of nonprofits seeking protections… Continue reading Why taking a risk is worth it
Why is it that some people seem to have an easier time progressing in their careers or landing the job of their dreams? If you feel like you're in a stuck moment or have a fear of moving forward in your career, here are some reasons why that may be happening. The good news? All… Continue reading 5 reasons why you don’t have the career of your dreams
Focusing on what you want and interpreting the events around you in the most empowering manner are the first steps to mastering the world and circumstances around you. It's the first step toward achieving what you want. It's also an important part of relating with others. We don't wear buttons that others can push. Our… Continue reading 3 steps to master a mindset for success
You defied the odds before you were born. It's time, once again, to make what seems impossible possible. I just attended a storytelling training with the talented Bo Eason, a former NFL player and Broadway stage actor. He explained to us that everyone can be the best at something and to not strive to be… Continue reading Don’t cheat the world of your gifts
Last week, my husband Ricardo told me about a bird who was building a nest under our second floor balcony directly over the door to the backyard patio. He was excited about seeing nature in action, especially since we'd just moved from a very urban part of town into Washington, D.C.'s Rock Creek National Park… Continue reading Is vulnerability a weakness or a strength?
For my daughter's 13th birthday, she gave herself a new relationship with fear. We were on spring break along the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, in one of those quaint coastal towns where you can still find cow tails and Big League Chew in the tourist shops and speed boats fly huge banners advertising All… Continue reading How to get out of your comfort zone