A well-designed exercise program that includes weight training will impact your weight, health, fitness and well-being for decades to come.

Many of us are conditioned to believe that ‘having it all’ is an achievable nirvana, that it means a fixed set of goals and metrics, and that once attained, all the other working moms there will smile knowingly at each other; ‘having it all’ is more like ‘deciding what you want and then enjoying what you have’.

Everyone benefits from being healthy and fit.

View scenes from The Channel Company's 2017 Women of the Channel Leadership Summit East in New York City earlier this month. This one-of-a-kind event empowers and cultivates the next generation of women leaders, offering female channel and IT executives an opportunity to advance their skills, network with peers and be inspired by other women helping shape today's IT channel and industry.

When was the last time YOU wrote a letter to Santa?

I personally labored over writing this LinkedIn blog for 6 months, for fear the male colleagues at Oracle and Oracle partners in my network would be offended. However, in the climate of "metoo" and media around discrimination allegations in the media, I felt it was important to share this positive spin on the need and benefits to embracing women leadership by technology vendors during the current cloud transformation.

What will you do this holiday season to make gratitude part of your traditions?

Yes! Confirmed. I had to read this, though you would enjoy this too.

Learning to take care of yourself –  in body, mind and spirit – is a practice like any other, one that requires you to show up!

Some days we do not even realize that what we did touched another when they needed it most.