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The Silicon Valley Business Journal just named me a 2022 Woman of Influence in Silicon Valley, and I had to give a 6-word memoir.

Someone asked why this weekly note to you is called “Tea Time,” and since I recently went to a cute* tea place, it’s the perfect time to explain. I’ve always enjoyed the fancy fun a tea party brings—dressing up and donning a feather fascinator (I’ve been known to wear a fascinator on a random day, […]

Me: Should I get my tongue pierced first, or my belly button?Friend: Do them both!Me: Or should I do my ear cartilage?Friend: DO IT ALL! In my 20’s I loved riding my motorcycle, baking, cuddling my pets, meeting up with my friends for dinner at 9:00, and having conversations like the above. Present day me […]

Mental health tools that work when you’re having a rough day at the office or an unplanned c-section (or anything in between)

I’m giving myself permission to use this blog as an experiment—no commitment to posting quantity or theme, just a place to capture things I’d like to share. Let’s see what happens.