Category: Being Other-Focused

Being an Auntie Is a Responsibility We Need To Take Seriously

April 3, 2023

Spring is known for new beginnings in my hemisphere. Flowers, sunshine, and the delight of warmer temperatures. The sun doesn’t go down the middle of […]

The Desktop of Your Mind

August 3, 2020

Ah, to breathe. To calm down. To rest easy. Not always easy to do. And at this time, even more difficult. Wouldn’t it be nice […]

In the Bardo

June 1, 2020

Sheltering in place – Week 10. Meditating more than I was before, walking a lot, and sleeping on one time zone. I am also really […]

Family With A Capital O

February 3, 2020

Aloha! I am back from working with groups from the Hawaii DOE. In Hawaii, the idea of ‘ohana’ (family) is a big deal. A BIG […]

Living On Our Patch of the World

July 1, 2019

Just spent a good hour on a Sunday afternoon listening to On Being’s Krista Tippett’s interview with leadership coach, Jerry Colonna. The podcast is entitled […]

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 […]