The Chrysalis

I’m in the midst of collaborating on a project, and I needed to refer back to my dissertation. I wrote these words over a year ago, and yet, I feel as though they describe the current state I am in. …without a doubt, I have been profoundly affected by examining the experiences of the women in this study. When I began the recruitment procedures through a recruitment email, I had asked...


I spent this past weekend with my Mom and my relatives in Northern California. During my short visit, I got to disengage from life in corporate America. Since my weekdays typically consists of sitting with an executive and/or their team discussing ways to enhance organizational effectiveness, the past few days were very different for me. I stepped out into my Aunt’s garden and appreciated...


It’s the middle of November, and I know many of us are bracing for the chaos that’s about to emerge. But each year, we somehow manage through the season. We are resilient in many ways and don’t acknowledge our strengths often enough. With Thanksgiving around the corner, I’m pausing to remember why we celebrate. It’s a time for expressing gratitude and I have much to be...

What does your life have to do with a snow globe?

Have you ever looked inside of a snow globe? You see a miniature home with a slanted rooftop, a tree out front, and a white picket fence surrounding the home as if to protect it. Snow globes are meant to be shaken up. When you pick it up and shake it, the tiny snowflakes go swirling into the air and each shimmering flake finds its own place in the glass globe. Life is like this in many ways...

I dream of perfection. 

How many films have you been inspired by? For me, there aren’t many. Movies generally make me laugh or cry, but it’s rare when watching a film shifts my perspective about life. One film that stands out for me is the documentary, “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.” It is about an 85-year old, Michelin reviewed sushi master shares what I believe is the meaning of life. In his tiny 10-seat restaurant in...


Hello, my name is Yon.

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