Organizing @ Work: Promises of Blue Skies Ahead

| July 6, 2014

The gray skies loomed above me, and I sighed. “Great,” I thought. “Driving in the rain. Again.” I loaded my car to leave my parents’ house in Oklahoma and head back to Houston, and I planned to make my usual stop in Arlington to see my godchildren. This breaks up the solo 8-hour drive for […]

44 Things I Love

| June 1, 2012

Ah June! The summer months are upon us. But before we move forward, I must reflect on the month that has passed. For on a certain day in May, I always turn a year older. To celebrate my 44 years on Planet Earth, I created a list of 44 Things I Love.

A Good Enough Christmas

| December 24, 2010

The first time I couldn’t find Pepcid AC on the shelf at Target, I simply dismissed it as bad timing. The second time, I realized that something was up. I asked one of the Target employees straightening up the shelves, “What’s up with the Pepcid AC always being gone?” The employee shrugged. “I’m not sure. […]

Live Outside Work

| March 23, 2010

During my very first week at MD Anderson, we had a presentation with three senior physicians and scientists talking about how they manage their time. One, a department chair who I had known during my reporting days in Galveston, instructed the crowd to have a life. He also said that if you didn’t have a […]

This Old House and Me

| October 13, 2009

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted. That’s because I closed on my house and moved. It’s been a little chaotic to say the least. You learn a great deal when you move.  Throw in the fact that you’re moving into your first house, and it’s even more of a lesson. My brother […]

Doing Yourself a Kindness

| February 23, 2009

What have you done for yourself lately? Done anything nice for yourself? We all deserve a few acts of random kindness from ourselves. Go buy yourself some flowers, take the time to listen to your favorite tunes, paint your toe nails, or take a stroll through a museum or a park. You deserve it. So […]