Miscarriages-Changing The Dialogue

“Oh no, did you drink during your pregnancy?  Is that why you had a miscarriage?” This was one of the first but not the last asinine questions I received when I had my miscarriage.  From friends not acknowledging what happened to those that made genuinely offensive comments, the stigma and silence that surround miscarriage perpetuate …

Asking Questions to Help Guide Your Career Path

Regardless of age, people struggle to find their path throughout their lives. We live in a wonderfully special time where we can question ourselves and our destiny’s and truly posit, “what is my calling.”   The dichotomy of passion and responsibility play a tug of war in our career choices prolonging our internal battle.  This virtuous …

Making Decisions Can be TOUGH

Choosing a path is all about making hard decisions. With each decision made, doors open but alternatively other doors close.  It can be scary to change your path and to make a choice that could have inexorable impacts on your life.  While making choices is intimidating, some tools can be used to help guide your decisions. …

Finding Work Life Balance

Move over Superman, here comes superwomen- the woman who is a world-class mother, CEO of her company, gorgeous, in fantastic shape, continually traveling and able to make a real impact in multiple non-profits! While the ability to fly and fight evil, all while managing to be a badass in 1,000+ other ways, would be phenomenal; …

From Colorado to Alaska and Back Again

Your eyes peel open, sleep crust in all corners, your head is pounding, mouth is dry. This, my friend, is a hangover. You may think I’m setting you up for a memory from my early 20’s, but in fact, hangovers are sadly part of being an adult. They sometimes come after 2 IPA’s; it’s an …

Adopting Fur Babies

I started volunteering at the Denver Animal shelter weekly with the cats.   I knew that familiarizing myself with the cats would inevitably result in a feline addition to my family; I fully accepted this “risk”. I was in my mid-twenties, had a stable job, a condo that I owned, and knew that a cat lifestyle …

Guiding-A Meaningful Career in the Outdoors

When the folks at pathyouchoose.com reached out and asked me to write a blog about becoming a guide, I really didn’t know where to begin.  After all, this is a website designed to help people find some direction with their career post-college; I didn’t figure it out until I was in my thirties.  But what …

Love in the Digital Age

Finding love in the digital age post college adds an additional level of complication.  We aren’t restricted to only those in our circle, but have access to many eligible beaus thru the internet and online dating.  We have information overload with tons of options and choices, and a lot of frogs disguised as princes.   Prior …

Nannying Was Not The Plan

If you would have asked me in high school or college what my career goals were, nannying wouldn’t have even made it to the backup list. I always pictured myself working at a desk, managing my own company, or traveling the world as a photographer. I was raised like most kids to go to college, …