Self-care isn’t selfish

As self-isolation drags on, the emotional and mental toll of living through a pandemic mounts. Many of us muscled through the first few weeks but are losing steam the longer our lives are in flux. It can be hard to find time or to avoid judging ourselves for taking...

COVID-19: Emotional health tips

Stay-at-home orders can make you feel a little nutty.(Me in 1980. Not sure why I had my pants on my head, or why my Dad had the camera ready) Advice for managing emotions during the pandemic Dealing with the physical health challenges of a pandemic, especially during...

5 things to do before you quit your job

26 years ago today was my last as a full-time employee for someone else. I left the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC to start my own business, what is now The Word Factory. A few tips for those of you considering a similar move: Do the math. Before you cut the...

Resolutions for 2019

Most of us are tempted to engage in the time-honored ritual of setting some New Year's resolutions. According to our friends over at Wikipedia, A New Year's resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in...