It Is Okay...

It's okay to not be okay. It's okay to need time off. It's okay to ask for help. It's okay to sign off for an hour or two. It's okay to...

Adapting to the "New Normal"

Today marks 66 days that I’ve been social distancing. Science says it takes 66 days for something to become a habit, which is strange as...

LGBTQ+ Stats Amidst COVID-19

LGBTQ+ Americans are more likely than the general population to live in poverty and lack access to adequate medical care during COVID-19....

Taking Money Out of Savings

I took money out of my savings yesterday. It wasn’t money I wanted to move yet, but as the sole breadwinner during this crisis, I felt...

Mental Health Awareness: My Story

My mind never stopped. I was constantly contemplating something. I’d interject others and speak as quickly as possible in an effort to...

Pride Amidst COVID-19

Pride events are cancelled all over the world due to COVID-19. As a queer person this saddens me greatly. The New York Pride parade has...

Momma's Boy

My mom’s birthday was last week. Like 7 birthdays before this one, I wasn’t able to call her on that day. This increased connection with...

Memoir in Crisis

I’ve been writing a lot during this crisis, and somehow I find myself almost halfway through a memoir. I’ve written about some of the...

Performance Management for Remote

As we shift to a more remote workforce, both temporarily and long-term, we must shift our performance management processes to be more...

Micro-Goals Now More Than Ever

Earlier this year, I introduced micro-goals at Knotch. As a startup, we were struggling to commit to KPIs and OKRs, as we moved faster...

Authenticity Can't Be Invasive

Authenticity is great. The progress we have made over the past few weeks has been incredible to witness. Working with kids and partners...

New Rituals

• I listen to Whitney Houston in the shower. • I light a candle. • I put a dash of cinnamon in my coffee grounds before I hit brew • I...

Maybe Nimble Jack had a Point

Things are changing quickly. Information is jolting us one way and then another. We all have whiplash. We all want stability. We all are...

I Don't Have All The Answers

I certainly don’t have all the right answers - hell, I dyed my hair pink for Pete’s sake! I’m human. I make mistakes, try to learn from...

Meaningful Connections in Crisis

I have made countless meaningful connections and had numerous transparent conversations with so many of you over the past few weeks....

In-Person Connection

I never realized how much I relied on in-person connection to gauge employee sentiment. Or, how much I relied on spontaneous interaction...