listening

Rocking the House of Work

There is something powerful when people gather around a table.  In the midst of too many other to-dos to mention this week, I took several hours and went to lunch with an amazing group of work+life commentators and implementers. Plain and simple, the conversation rocked the house. From the founder of the work+life research movement […]

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The House of Work is a Tear Down

“When we talk about work-life issues, and getting policies in place to facilitate the reality of parenting, care-giving or just plain old life, I fear we’re providing a quick coat of paint and new curtains for a house that’s really a tear down… The model is broken. We have to start over.” This was my […]

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You Are Your Own “So What”

Having entered the blogosphere relatively recently, I hesitated a little at the vastness of the dialogue, the sheer massive number of voices on topics similar to those I write and think about.  I thought a great about the “so what?” question.  What’s my point of difference?  Why read my blog?  Why engage with me?  And […]

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The “Happy” Mirage

Emily Orton is a teacher and mother of five children living in Manhattan.  She home-schools her eldest four and cares for special needs baby “Mermaid”. She also happens to be a talented writer and life observer. With the recent discussions on the happiness of women and the many theories as to why the data is or […]

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Finding the Joy in Mothering

I feel honored to have been asked to join the Blessed Nest writing team at www.blessednestperch.com.  These innovative women provide beautifully designed and visually appealing products to support babies and mothers.  And whilst you’re there, I hope you enjoy my first post for them on “Finding the Joy in Mothering.”  Whether you are a parent […]

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Ask, Listen and Act!

No corporate, legislative nor media voice can replace your own. Ever had a voice inside your head literally tell you what to do? Or a warm, calm feeling that you’re on the right track, feeling guided somehow? We give it so many labels. Inspiration, intuition, gut feel, sixth sense, the hand of God, the Universe. […]

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OH MY GOODNESS: I LEFT MY VOICE ON THE BUS

This week I am honored by Whitney Johnson’s invitation to guest on Dare to Dream, a blog I thoroughly enjoy, recommend and quote often. Here’s a brief extract from “Oh My Goodness: I Left My Voice on the Bus.” “… It’s not that I don’t enjoy corporate life. I do. And I am good at […]

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