Category: Being Other-Focused

See You In The Water

March 1, 2019

My mother called me Sarah Bernhardt when I was ‘in a mood.’ I was a tad emotional as a child. “Woe is me” was my […]

Empower – My Word for 2019

February 1, 2019

I write this newsletter a bit jet lagged and sleepy – nothing new. I am overlooking the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles from my hotel […]

“City, Bike, Cow, School, Of Course” & Other Lessons in Being Allocentric

December 1, 2017

Being more allocentric or at least trying to be more allocentric has been a big focus of my personal and professional work this past year. […]

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 […]

Get Out

February 1, 2017

In 1985 I sat in the convocation audience as an incoming freshman at Tufts University. Jean Mayer was the president. He made us welcome. He […]

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 […]

Pace Yourself

September 1, 2016

Happy September! We’re off! Out of the gate. Running fast.
Endorphins are kicking in. Adrenalin is rushing. We are flying high. Until we start to sputter. […]

‘O Canada’ – Do You Know the Words?

March 1, 2016

I went to Ohio this past month to do some work outside Cleveland. Warmly welcomed by the group of administrators, I sat to eat […]

Kia Ora – Ni Hao – Namaste

October 1, 2015

September was a journey. A month of travel. New people. New learnings. I loved every minute. I never got […]

Learning through ‘Outside Eyes’

August 1, 2015

The coldest winter I ever spent was a conference-going summer in any air-conditioned room across the USA in July. Brrr. I have worn […]