Work/Life Balance

Do You Have Time to Take Care of Yourself?

Do You Have Time to Take Care of Yourself?

I am trying to make some changes in my life (now that I’m happy) and I decided to Google the words, “take care of yourself”. It was depressing the sites that came up. 20 Simple Ways to Take Care of Yourself This includes starting your day with a warm glass of lemon water, drinking clean filtered water all day, having green juice as the first meal, meditating. Other than meditation (which I do twic ...[Read More]

Forget Materialism, Seek Contentment

Forget Materialism, Seek Contentment

A few weeks ago I had the great pleasure to hear Canon J. John, storyteller, teacher, motivator and communicator.  He’s an incredibly funny, wonderfully profound speaker and man of God.  He was speaking about the tenth Commandment – do not covet, which in today’s world could be called materialism.  As I listened, it struck me that his message is applicable to everyone no matter what your belief, c ...[Read More]

Because I’m Happy

Because I’m Happy

I’ve had an epiphany the last few months – I can choose to be happy. My job will not make me happy, nor will more money. What I have to share makes me happy. My family and friends makes me happy. So how can you find happiness? We are hearing a lot about being happy these days. Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” is played almost every minute somewhere. It’s been stu ...[Read More]

Women and Guilt, Is It Emotional Blackmail?

Women and Guilt, Is It Emotional Blackmail?

Do women really experience more guilt than men?  It’s hard to say.  What I do know is I always seem to experience more guilt than the men I encounter.  Aside from the mommy guilt, work guilt, daughter guilt, sister guilt, friend guilt, and societal guilt; I tend to procrastinate, am very outspoken and have little willpower when it comes to sweets – all adding to my burden of guilt. I often l ...[Read More]

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You . . . Thankful

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You . . . Thankful

With Thanksgiving Day a great time to reflect and count your blessings, I started to reflect on situations that I have experienced over the last year that were tough, yet they were also times I learned more about myself and what I was capable of. So in the spirit of thankfulness and gratitude, here are my top five “learning opportunities” I am grateful for from 2013. 1. Sudden disruption of plans ...[Read More]

My Gratitude In 6 Great Quotes

My Gratitude In 6 Great Quotes

The time for thanksgiving is upon us and I have much to be thankful for.  I’m truly blessed to have a business that feeds my soul and a business partner who gets me – I am grateful for Ask Ajna and for Marian. I’m also grateful for you – thank you for supporting our mission to help professional women find their power and true voices. To show my appreciation, I’d like to sha ...[Read More]

What’s Your Legacy? – You’re Never Too Old to Follow Your Dreams

What’s Your Legacy? – You’re Never Too Old to Follow Your Dreams

What’s your legacy?  What kind of legacy have you created so far?  What would you like your legacy to be? Did you ever want to be an artist? Or sing in a band? Or drive a race car? Most of us  dream of exotic intoxicating careers that we want to do before we call it quits. At the age of 12 I knew I wanted to be a musician in a band, traveling the country and playing gigs to thousands of peop ...[Read More]

Work SOS – Are You At Risk Of Burnout?

Work SOS – Are You At Risk Of Burnout?

Kudos to Oprah for showing us that even the most successful and powerful women can burnout. She’s made it okay for the rest of us to admit when we’ve had enough. Learn to recognize your warning signs and 5 sure-fire ways to reclaim your sanity.

The Joy of the Job – What Women Want

The Joy of the Job –  What Women Want

The joy of the job.  Two “j” words that many people would not put together.  According to Gallop, it is estimated that 70% of the workforce in the US is not actively engaged in their work.  People are not wild about what they do or where they do it.  There is little joy in the workplace. If you look around your workplace, how many truly joyful people do you see?  How many people have a smile on th ...[Read More]