Traveler’s Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again, when everyone and their mother seems to be offering their suggestions for gift guides and best-of lists. So who am I to argue? I couldn’t resist putting together some ideas for that world traveler on your holiday list. All of these items are practical, affordable and fun. So if […]


“But you live in New Hampshire…”

It was something I heard at job interview after job interview from hesitant employers. And it, more often than not, brought my prospects for the position I had applied for to a screeching halt. What could I say in response? At the time, I was a recent college graduate. I had just graduated from the […]


Don’t forget the 10 year old “You”

As we young professionals continue to grow in our careers and mature as adults, lest we forget our youth that got us here.  Not only the lessons we have learned along the path towards being grownups, or the people that have influenced us, but the juvenile innocence that we have all experienced.  With no responsibilities […]


What will be your legacy?

My step-grandfather passed away peacefully after his struggle with cancer earlier this month. He had already written his obituary. I suppose you get to a certain time in your life where you do what’s necessary and my step-grandfather was a no nonsense kind of man. His pre-planned obituary was one of the many things that […]


Everyday Hero……

As we gear up for Ugly Sweater Parties, Yankee Swaps, Secret Santa Activities, Cookie Swaps, Decorating the Tree, making Gingerbread houses and from what I’ve seen on Facebook, some crazy thing called Elf on the Shelf (That definitely wasn’t around in the 90’s, but I digress…) it is the season of being thankful and appreciative of those […]


Children’s Auction

Ok, seriously this is the most fun and amazing fundraiser I’ve ever seen! I sort of remember the WLNH Children’s Auction from when I was a kid, but it was nothing like it is today. I mean nothing like it! And I dare say I’ve never seen anything like it in all my travels. Here’s […]


Do you have a mentor?

I’ve recently been thinking about how nice it is to have professional mentors. I mean, I love my job, but everyone should be thinking about their ten year plan, right. So even if my ten year plan is to be right where I am, what will that mean? If I’m not in the same place, […]


College Unbound: Hands-On Exploration of NH & Beyond

1.) How/when did College Unbound come about and what is your role with the program? Beth J. Sheehan, Director: College Unbound was actually created by a not-for-profit organization called Big Picture Learning. Big Picture Learning (BPL) is an organization that has designed alternative educational models for 75+ high schools across North America and internationally (Israel, Australia, […]



Last week, I attended a Leadership conference in Los Angeles. At the conference we learned several interesting aspects of a leader, and how to be a more effective leader.  Below is a piece of the seminar that I found very interesting and felt applied in some ways to Stay Work Play. The below section is […]