Lifestyle

The Need for Normal

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In our current society, there is huge emphasis placed on diversity, equality, and respect for differences. I wholeheartedly believe in all of it. In fact, I have built a career where I coach leaders on how to embrace this value…

Devouring Cannabis

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I’m a very curious person and have been since I was a little kid. And one thing I’ve been more curious about than anything else has been cannabis. To be clear, I love all sorts of stuff, like my family,…

My Royal 40-something Hotness

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The other night, for the first time in almost a decade and half, we watched our wedding video. Aside from the novelty of seeing what a videotape was, my kids were fascinated by seeing their mom as a real-life Cinderella….

I Am So Not A Hockey Mom

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When I was pregnant with my first child I was terrified. Once I got over the shock and the excitement began to settle in, I knew I wanted to find out the sex of my new baby. As much as…

The One You Feed

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I’ve been very fortunate over the course of my career. For over two decades, I’ve been working with and consulting senior executives at some of the world’s most well known companies. I’ve spent a lot of time in the boardroom….

The Worst Anniversary Gift Ever

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I happen to be married to a pretty amazing guy. He’s not perfect, but he’s pretty friggin close.  He is the epitome of patience, has the kindest eyes I’ve ever seen and exudes this sort of considerate, warm, aura that…

Edith Freeman Linetsky

The Sky’s the Limit

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I bat my eyelids and suddenly my daughter turned 7 months old. The rate at which time is marching is really quite mind-boggling, and when people tell me, “enjoy, it goes so fast”, they weren’t kidding! As I despondently packed…

YOU ALWAYS HAVE A CHOICE

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“Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it.” – Lou Holtz When I think about my life, I think of it as chapters of a book. Some chapters I want to read…

In the Name of Spirit

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My daughter is my first-born, and as with all mothers of firstborns, I didn’t know any differently. I knew she was a hard baby, that was evident– she was the type of baby to make a fool out of sleep…

Why I Love to Hate Instagram

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As we round the corner into another season I am hesitant to put away my white skinnies and favorite rompers. I lovingly wear each of my favorite summer pieces one last time and start to move the merchandise around for…

Kicking September in the Ass

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I hate September. I hate the tinge of cool in the air that reminds us fall is almost here. I hate the change of routine; from the easy, schedule-free, long summer days to the frantic return to morning alarms, carpool,…

A Tale of Two Rookies

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A couple of weeks ago my husband and I bid farewell to our night nurse (I’ll call her “Mrs. Doubtfire”) and I have been intermittently teary-eyed since. She had been with us since April and helped us tremendously with our…

When the Going Gets TOUGH

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2015 is only half over and yet it has been a rather trying period for me (as was most of 2014), both personally and professionally. Although many people would actually not have a clue the extent to which my resilience…

The Time I May Have Scarred My Kid For Life

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With the new school year fast approaching, don’t make the same mistake I did. Consider yourselves warned… Hi everyone from Toronto (*waving*)! I’m Emily Block, one of Liz’s oldest, GOOFIEST, filterless-est (is that a word?) friends. I was asked by…

Five Sizzling Summer Reads

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Here are some great reads to get you through the last few weeks of summer! The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows Refusing to marry according to her senator father’s wishes before taking a job with the Federal Writer’s…

How I Learned to Hug my Kids

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Recently I was asked by an old friend who I haven’t seen since my wedding, seven years ago, if I hug my children. Most would find this to be a strange question, but to me it was extremely on point…

Nursery Nightmares No More!

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Hey everyone!!!  I know that it has been an insanely long time since I wrote, but I had a baby and life kind of got crazy! I figured that since I had a baby, my first blog after returning should…