A Non-Traditional Administrative Professional’s Day

This is the first Administrative Professionals Day that I haven't worked in a traditional office to enjoy the flowers, cards and generous spread of cookies and cakes that seem to always accompany this holiday. But I realized, that while I work in a non-traditional office, I do have an Administrative Assistant, she's just a non-traditional … Continue reading A Non-Traditional Administrative Professional’s Day

Another Glass of “Pinot”: A tribute to the cat made famous by WordPress

Ever since making her first appearance on WordPress in my Freshly Pressed blog post, Pinot the cat has turned into an overnight sensation. For those of you who have yet to meet her, she is the opinionated, lazy and utterly adorable office assistant at Bennis Inc. In an attempt to document the crazy antics she … Continue reading Another Glass of “Pinot”: A tribute to the cat made famous by WordPress

Making Time to Live

Before I officially took off the training wheels and launched Bennis Public Relations, Inc nearly two months ago, I found my mind often fantasizing about the free and flexible time I might have as my own boss. I could make weekly trips to the farmer’s market, eat lunch on a park bench by the river … Continue reading Making Time to Live

Last Glimpse of Summer

I'm taking a brief hiatus from blogging this week, but in the meantime enjoy some images of my last glimpse of summer before I inevitably springboard head-first into Autumn. And I think after seeing these, you'll understand my reasons for the blogging break....

Strive for Progress Not Perfection

Somewhere between the extended angle and twisted crescent pose, my yoga instructor said "Strive for progress not perfection." And I immediately fell in love with the mantra. Before hearing this phrase on Tuesday, I would wake up with an arm's length list of to-do's that left me racing against the clock throughout the day and … Continue reading Strive for Progress Not Perfection

When You Don’t Plan Everything, Everything Goes As Planned

I just took my first real vacation for the first time in two years. I’m used to working, or at least having some obligation, every day of the week—even including evenings and weekends.  It wasn’t healthy. Because of this ridiculous schedule, I would plan out everything the night before, from what clothes I would wear … Continue reading When You Don’t Plan Everything, Everything Goes As Planned

You Don’t Have to Change Everything—Just the Right Thing

I can admittedly say that I am going through a mid-life crisis. Okay, a quarter-life crisis. Let’s not get hung up on semantics. In any case, I recently went through the undeniable feeling like I wanted to make a huge change in my life. Not a little “I’ll dye my hair” change—I seriously considered selling … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Change Everything—Just the Right Thing