Category: Work

Advice & Tips, Family & Relationships, Fuck No!, Holiday Survival, Self-care, Work December 20, 2019

Happy holidays! I’m here to tell you that you do not have to RSVP yes to every single invitation you receive this festive season. This revelation is my gift to you, and I’m going to put a big, fat, red bow on it by telling you exactly how to say no when you can’t, shouldn’t, […]

Advice & Tips, Calm the Fuck Down, Work March 19, 2019

How does today’s work culture contribute to mental health issues?originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. I think the technological advancements that have allowed us to be connected to one another 24/7 across continents—and in more ways than one—have also contributed hugely […]

Advice & Tips, Work March 28, 2017

How did you become a writer? I’ve always been a writer—a dabbler, a periodic poster, an infrequently paid contributor—but how did I become a real, live, published author of two books? Well, after I quit my job as a book editor at Simon & Schuster, I had an idea, drafted a proposal, showed it to a literary […]

Get Your Shit Together, Life-hacks, Money, Work December 27, 2016

Focusing on what I hated about my life was the best motivation. There are many gurus out there for whom the word “aspirational” is a real turn-on. These folks want you to be the best version of yourself, work the hardest, and reap the most reward. And that’s all fine and dandy (I’m looking at […]

The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck, Work December 29, 2015

[THE ANSWER: TO BE A WRITER] Lately I can’t seem to escape Eddie Redmayne. Ever since he won that Oscar for The Theory of Everything he’s been all over my People magazines being utterly charming and humble. And now everywhere I turn I see The Danish Girl, which many are predicting as his next Academy Award-winning role. This also means […]

Motivation, Self-care, Work June 10, 2015

Today was my last day as a senior editor at a major publishing company, a little over five years after starting in this particular job and fifteen years into a career I once thought I wanted more than anything else. As it turns out, what I really want more than anything else is to be […]