Category: Self-Reflection

“Aunt Jen, You Don’t Really Work.”

November 1, 2017

My nephews, age 6 and almost 8, are growing like weeds. The 2nd grader, Joe, has four upper teeth that have fallen out, making him […]

Embrace the Mess

October 2, 2017

If you know me as a colleague or a friend or a relative or as a reader of this newsletter, you might be a bit […]

Adulting is Hard

July 5, 2017

Happy July. The sun is out. Summer is in full swing. Sunsets and strawberries. Can anything be wrong? And who am I to […]

What Do You Stand For?

June 1, 2017

While presenting at the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership Connections Conference I met my youngest participant. She was to be 3 months in a […]

It’s Kinda Exhausting Just Living These Days

April 3, 2017

This past week I came home from what I thought to be a ‘somewhat challenging’ gym visit to a voice mail. From that voice […]

I Am Sensing A Theme Here

March 1, 2017

When I was 20, my dad sent me a note in the spirit of “Hello Dolly.” “Very few people come to the table to eat. […]

Playing in the Deep End of the Pool

January 2, 2017

Amy Poehler’s quote came to me through my friend, Nancy Goldstein, founder of compassxstrategy.com. She helped me through geometry class in 10th grade and by […]

Tag. You’re It.

December 1, 2016

I love Ganesha. I have his image all over my apartment. In a copper statue from Mumbai, in a little children’s figurine from […]

Being Self-Aware and Other-Focused

November 7, 2016

I was at a conference (surprise) this past week and I was in a moment of whiny-ness (again, not a surprise). I was frustrated […]

Resting in the Now

October 3, 2016

Happy October. Busy, Busy, right? Always heading somewhere. Moving. Shaking. It is hard to be anywhere. Really there. That was why when my friend, Hilary […]