Remind yourself what you deserve

When we are feeling rejected by someone or something, it’s easy to get down on ourselves and come up with all the reasons why it happened to us. It’s easy to try to rationalize someone else’s actions or decisions or find ways to defend them, even if they hurt us. It’s also common for usContinue reading “Remind yourself what you deserve”

The littlest things make it hard to move on…

When looking back at a lifetime of memories, relationships, milestones, and decisions, it’s easy to lump them into categories and think you’re done with it. That was the “first job” stuff. That was the “move to the big city” year. That was the “neglectful father” stage. That was the “4-year relationship breakup” moment. That wasContinue reading “The littlest things make it hard to move on…”

Do your friends empower you?

Tonight I celebrated the 31st birthday of a friend I met in DC just over a year ago, about a month before her 30th birthday, which I also was privy to. A small gathering in the backyard of her boyfriend’s mother’s house, we each went around the table toasting to her, sharing our little nuggetsContinue reading “Do your friends empower you?”

Weddings, Weeding, & Wonderings

This is the year. The year when all my friends are getting engaged, married, having kids, moving to new cities, starting new jobs, starting new lives. This is the year when a lot of things change. Two weekends ago, I was in the wedding of one of my best friends. I hadn’t yet met herContinue reading “Weddings, Weeding, & Wonderings”

Engaging with your supporters

In my job, we’re always thinking about how to serve our constituents, our supporters, our donors, our followers, and fans, partners, and champions. That means we frequently “engage with our supporters” which means wonky non-profit type stuff like “creating a dialogue,” “providing a platform for community-building,” “raising awareness,” and “reporting back.” We tell our peopleContinue reading “Engaging with your supporters”