the latest

Money doesn’t guarantee happiness

When I was leaving my Boston firm, a partner took me out to coffee and gave me this advice:

“You can live a great and happy life making a lot less money than we do here. You just have to plan for it.”

read post

grab your coffee

Let’s make your life less stressful through the nerdy power of time management

Dig into actionable, realistic time management strategies designed for the professional working woman that mold to you.

Browse by CategorY
Jump into my free
5-day video lesson program below
jump in here!
want to get a taste of the bright method for free?
Welcome! We're all about realistic time management designed for professional working women here in this little pocket of the internet. I'm glad you're here.

Many of us – particularly women – feel a sense of obligation and loyalty to our employer.

While that’s not necessarily a bad thing, it does become harmful when we stay longer than we should or keep our mouths shut when the workload becomes unreasonable out of a sense of loyalty.

Read More

When we’re drowning at work, a lot of people will tell you to “just ask for help” or “say no to new work.”

Sounds easy enough. WEIRDLY hard to do though, right?

Read More

“I should be able to do all of this.”

I hear some version from this from many clients.

Read More

San Diego was the last place I wanted to move.

I know, I know… people think I’m nuts.

Read More

Here’s the simple beauty of using a calendar to manage everything on your plate:

It becomes pretty obvious pretty quickly when you’re trying to do too much.

On the flip side, when you use to-do lists, post-it notes, phone notes apps, and email to manage your to-do’s – well, it’s weirdly easy to think you can “just squeeze something in.”

Read More

Here’s THE single most important concept that will help you manage everything on your plate with more clarity and calm:

Everything we do requires time. And that time comes out of the same place: the awake minutes that make up our day.

This is obvious, right?

So, shouldn’t the system we use for managing all of those things reflect that principle?

Read More

When I bring on new clients, I ask them a series of questions, including how productive they feel at work and at home – and if they’re able to truly enjoy downtime.

Even when people score themselves high on productivity, almost everyone ranks themselves low on being able to truly enjoy their time off.

Read More

In my paper planner days in college, I once stood up an elderly professor at a restaurant ‍♀️

The lunch was in my calendar. I just didn’t pull out my calendar to check it at the end of class.

Instead, I threw my laptop in my bag and went home to take a nap. I woke up and realized my mistake far too late. (Ughhhh my tummy still turns when I think about it.)

Here’s the thing: a calendar only works if it helps you do the actual things.

Read More

We all have an invisible to-do list.

The stuff that never makes it onto any list or paper planner but that takes up our time.

Making dinner. Showering. Doing bath time and bedtime with the kids. Walking the dog. Washing bedsheets. Cleaning up the kitchen before bed.

Exacerbating this issue is the fact that during the mental gymnastics of figuring out when we’ll do everything, we often underestimate or completely overlook how much time those things take.

Read More

LOVE these strategies?

check out my 8-week bright method time management program

Want to learn the full Bright Method, a system designed for working women that reduces stress and ups your peace of mind when it comes to managing it all (personal and professional)?

learn more

Want to focus on email first?

Reclaim your time from your inbox

Spending too much time in your email inbox? You’re not alone. Check out my short’n’sweet, self-paced email management course to help you reclaim control over your inbox.


Realistic time management designed for professional working women

I'm a former big law attorney who got overwhelmed as a first year and slowly pieced together a time/task management system that actually reduced my stressed, helped me stay on top of it all (and know it), feel confident drawing boundaries, and soak in time with my family and friends. I'd love to get you there, too.

More about me here 


Hello, more breathing space.

Learn three realistic time management strategies desgined for professional working women that you can implement in just 20 minutes. Enter your info below & get the free guide in your inbox in a minute.