Insights For Individuals

Yesterday I read a great blog in the Huffington Post and wanted to share it. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/srinivasan-pillay/how-to-be-determined-and_b_552632.html The post is about determination, but it’s really about pacing yourself. For the last year and a half or so most of us have been living with tremendous uncertainty. Even those who have steady work are seeing how reduced …

Read More »

Don’t Try This at Home!

As a serious non-drug user, I always found the thought of trying LSD and mushrooms titillating, but terrifying. I wanted the experience and learning without what I perceived to be the risk of addiction or losing my mind. An article in this week’s NY Times titled “Hallucinogens Have Scientists Tuning In Again” gave me such …

Don’t Try This at Home! Read More »

The Need for Community

This week I was struck twice by how much people are looking for community. The first time was last Sunday, when I read the New York Times article “Honey, Don’t Bother Mommy. I’m Too Busy Building My Brand.” I found myself trying to make sense of the number of hits people get by writing about …

The Need for Community Read More »

Olympic Determination

Who doesn’t get inspired every four years when they see the incredible achievements at the olympic games? I know I fantasize about having the freedom and support to be totally focused, totally dedicated, and totally determined. But what is it to bring those qualities into our own lives? I remember being 28 years old and …

Olympic Determination Read More »

Women’s Conference

Last Friday I was totally inspired at the Columbia Women in Business annual conference. What struck me most was the forward thinking tone. The logo for the conference was a phoenix. And it was called Redefining Business, Reinventing Yourself. Having transitioned in the last couple of years from a very traditional business school/corporate experience, I …

Women’s Conference Read More »

December’s Atlantic Monthly had a fascinating article about childhood development called The Science of Success http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200912/dobbs-orchid-gene. It was long, but the gist of it was that scientists, having long studied the negative effects of difficult children for the potential costs to society, have begun to ask why nature would continue to produce children with these …

Read More »

Re-creation

This Christmas we headed to Vermont for a week of skiing. I bundled up and set my sights on the mountain, my only agenda to have fun. I fell in the snow teaching my daughter how to ski, we were delighted and a little scared (mostly her) on the chair lift, and we giggled all …

Re-creation Read More »

The Beauty of Eloquence

Last evening at a dinner party, a friend suggested I check out Obama’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech. Having now watched it, I am struck again by the power of president Obama’s eloquence. More than a pretty turn of phrase, eloquence is such an important tool to opening us to possibility. The Oxford Encyclopedic English Dictionary …

The Beauty of Eloquence Read More »

The Nature of Change

This weekend my three year old daughter got a ‘big girl bed’. She’d been anticipating it for weeks, and got in it with her new birthday doll and a huge smile, totally rejecting the baby she’s had for the last year. Of course my emotions were mixed. Alongside my happiness at her joy, I thought, …

The Nature of Change Read More »

Sign up for our newsletter!
LinkedIn YouTube Facebook
Scroll Up