Life Unscripted

Although I’ve only recently started using the principles in this book in my own life I’ve already found them to be helpful and would certainly recommend them to anyone who is looking to form more authentic and rewarding relationships.



As I look back over this past year (yes, I am one of those that starts thinking about New Year’s Resolutions annoyingly early) how I have handled the goals I set for myself for 2018 and how I can improve the goals for 2019 begin to come into focus. Ultimately my goal this year was… Continue reading Caretaking


It Lives Within You

You may have noticed if you’ve been around for a while, that I am a fan of being introspective. There is serious value in looking to yourself for the answers to life’s conundrums. Professionally, this is why I like the Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) program that can be found in thousands of K-12 schools… Continue reading It Lives Within You


The Personal Isn’t Always Personal

Last year when I went to BossedUp Bootcamp we had an entire module on assertive communication. It was glorious and helped me to imagine myself as someone who could speak about hard things or deliver less-than-ideal news and never even break a sweat. The facts would be on my side! The module also gave some… Continue reading The Personal Isn’t Always Personal



Toward the end of last year when I purchased two Bossed Up Life Trackers, I imagined Nateanite and me sitting side-by-side every week, talking about what we had done to achieve our goals and what we could do to support each other moving forward. I also thought that this joint experience would give me great… Continue reading #RelationshipGoals


A Moment on the Edge

As I recently shared, doing a little more reading for fun is one of my goals for this year. I’ve decided to focus on reading collections of short stories, rather than novels, memoirs, biographies, autobiographies, and the like. I have to admit that recently my attention span has been really short, also I don’t always… Continue reading A Moment on the Edge


Ironic Kindness

I promise I didn’t do it on purpose, but it’s funny how things work out, isn’t it? When I slated this post into my writing schedule, I firmly believed that I would be writing and scheduling this a couple of weeks ago. But instead, I am writing this on January 27 – 2 days before… Continue reading Ironic Kindness


Who are you?

When I originally slated this post into my schedule, I was planning to talk about helping your kids reach their goals. It seemed like such a great idea. Honestly, it probably is but as I’m at the stage of parenting where I’m convincing my oldest that using the toilet all the time should be her… Continue reading Who are you?


Rebellious Existence

One of my personal goals this year is to read more. Prior to starting my University degree, I used to read for fun all the time. I am looking forward to June of this year when I will be introducing you to the women and girls who have shaped my world through their stories.  I… Continue reading Rebellious Existence


A Day in the Life

There are a few reasons I wanted to write this particular post. First, I know as a reader I appreciate getting a glimpse into the life of the person I’m reading and I assume that you, dear reader, may feel that way about me. Second, the lives of students (undergraduate and graduate) are drastically different… Continue reading A Day in the Life


Free Time?

There is something about TED Talks that I find to be truly amazing. I don’t know what it is exactly, but I really do love them. I’ve yet to find a TED Talk that I didn’t enjoy. With this love, part of what I’ll be doing this year is to listen to a talk (or… Continue reading Free Time?


The “other”

We’ve talked about setting professional goals, relationship goals, and wellness goals. What other goals could you possibly want to set? At this point, you might even be thinking to yourself “Rachel, exactly how much time do you think I have in a day!?” And you’re right, time is a finite resource and I think it’s… Continue reading The “other”


A State of Being

With Millennials starting to run the show in a lot of areas, it’s hardly surprising that more and more information about “wellness” is cropping up in our spaces. But what is wellness, exactly? The University of California, Davis defines it as “an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and… Continue reading A State of Being


Maximizing Romantic Relationships

We really struggle to talk about relationships, don’t we? I’ll be talking more about building strong relationships next month (it made sense to me, what with Valentine’s Day and all), but since you can (and should!) set goals for your relationship we get to talk about it today as well. We struggle because relationships are… Continue reading Maximizing Romantic Relationships


Work Goals Work For You

They say, when tackling your “to do” list to start with the hardest thing and then the rest of the things will seem easy. It’s for this reason that I’ve decided to talk about setting professional goals first. When I was a child almost every single woman I knew was a stay-at-home-parent.  With this as… Continue reading Work Goals Work For You


What Are SMART Goals?

Before we launch into talking about the types of goals we can set, I think it’s important to start with a solid definition of the type of goal we’ll be talking about this month. My grounding for goal setting is to set a SMART Goal. S – specific M – measurable A – achievable R… Continue reading What Are SMART Goals?


Let’s Talk about Goals

It is, once again, the time of year when we are focusing on setting goals.  While I think there are many times of year we could focus on setting goals or resolutions (think birthdays, anniversaries, the start of a new semester, and more!) this is when those New Year’s Resolutions are something we all have… Continue reading Let’s Talk about Goals


Setting Goals and Making Changes

*This post appeared first on my Steemit site* It is that time of the year when I, like many others, consider what our goals for the New Year are going to be. This year has definitely been a year of very purposeful thinking about setting goals. I attended BossedUp Bootcamp and started thinking about my own entrepreneurial… Continue reading Setting Goals and Making Changes

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Leading Lady

What a week it's been! I was privileged to be the recipient of the "Metromorphosis" Award at work for leading with patience, perseverance, and good humor in the midst of change. Suddenly I find myself being reminded almost daily that I'm the most senior member of the team and it is both gratifying and uncomfortable.… Continue reading Leading Lady