I am not OK
I am not ok. A few weeks ago, I watched a speaker take the stage and talk about this statement: "I am not ok." He showed clip after clip...
When I was a teenager, I lived for a while in a city called Pécs, in southern Hungary. I walked to school every day through the...
Val's Summer Reading List
Ahh summer. The perfect time to switch off the TV and get in some reading time. Whether you are in a hammock, on a road trip, or sitting in
Why do you care?
Several times this year, I have taken a stand for women and diversity, in print, on stage, and in leadership. My opinions, and my choice...
A lesson on surfing, life, and Real Estate. To this day, my favourite keynote from an industry conference.
Mama said there would be days like this.
Ten things you can do when you don't have as much work as you'd like
A Crisis of Confidence
The mindset of an entrepreneur: It's all about what we decide to keep between our ears.
I love you. And there is nothing you can do about it.
I am where I usually am when I write – jammed in an uncomfortable airplane seat, crossing the middle of the North American continent. I...
Sticks and Stones
“F’n dumb.” “Idiot.” “Freak.” “Damaged.” These are all names I have been called online in the last week. In the days since that...
From Mirror to Lifeboat: Thoughts on Learning & Teaching
When I was in ninth grade, I attended a weekend leadership retreat for girls. Back then, much as I am now, I was chubby, bookish and...