Misc, workplace

Why I Procrastinate and How I Learned to Harness it: My Inner Ballerina, Blank Pages and Feeling the Fear and Doing it Anyway

When I was seven and my Dad asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I replied "a ballerina in the morning, and a mountain climber/explorer in the afternoon". Some would say I had an issue with focus. So when earlier this year I experienced a bout of what I suspected to… Continue reading Why I Procrastinate and How I Learned to Harness it: My Inner Ballerina, Blank Pages and Feeling the Fear and Doing it Anyway

NYC, workplace

A Story About Slowing Down: My Subway Incident, a Lucky Escape and 10 Minutes Lost

Last week I had a subway incident. It was embarrassing, dangerous and entirely unnecessary. In hindsight I still feel like an idiot, but mostly I feel very very lucky. A few seconds or centimeters either way and, well you'll see. I'll tell you how events unfolded, and then can only hope you agree with me… Continue reading A Story About Slowing Down: My Subway Incident, a Lucky Escape and 10 Minutes Lost

Start-ups, workplace

NYC Start-up The Wing Touts the Absence of Men as a Positive. Do Women Really Need a Space of their Own to Flourish?

I’ve been following the rise of women-only co-working spaces with interest for a while. However, WeWork’s latest investment, instagram-worthy The Wing, has a touch of glamour to it that makes it stand out. For better and for worse. Its glamorous co-founders are inspiring and articulate, and there’s a carefully positioned link to the late 19th/early… Continue reading NYC Start-up The Wing Touts the Absence of Men as a Positive. Do Women Really Need a Space of their Own to Flourish?