• Advice
    Mind & Body

    Giving Good Advice

    I’ve written in the past about the good advice I’ve received from various people in my life. Last week, I wrote about how to avoid unsolicited advice. Today, I’m going to round out the…

  • New Directions

    A Woman’s Guide to Self-Reliance

    Every spring I teach a course on the American Dream. That means I have the same conversations on this topic with some regularity. For instance, I can always count on a heated discussion of…

  • Work & Home

    3 Empowering Ways to Think About Work

    A few days ago, I mentioned to someone that I’m a professor. “That’s so cool,” she said. “I always wanted to be a teacher.” I pointed out that she already is. She teaches Sunday…

  • Mind & Body

    Just Ranting

    One of the bloggers I’ve come to know (virtually) over the past couple of years is Allison Arnone of the blog AA. One of my favorite features on her blog is the series she…