Janepollak

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Gone Om-ing

From August 18th – August 25th I will be attending a silent meditation retreat and ¬†will be completely off the grid. I will leave emergency numbers at the front desk and surrender my iPhone. In addition, we’re advised to avoid reading, keeping a journal, receiving mail or otherwise

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Why I Noticed that Fred Leighton Died

I always read the Times obits. But I’m particularly interested when there’s a name I recognize, like earlier this month when a write-up about Fred Leighton caught my eye. I’d recently recalled his name in my memoir draft because I’d bought the gown I’d be married in at

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Flip Sides of the Same Coin

I had a business class professor who answered tough questions with a smile and this quote: “As it says in the Talmud, ‘It all depends.'” Here’s an example of how prescient those words still are. I just celebrated my 1st anniversary as a member of the Writers Room

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Finding an Expensive Needle in the Most Expensive Haystack in the World

I’m thrilled to be offering my premiere coaching program–a Mastermind Intensive–in NYC this coming fall. I’ve been leading these elite groups in Westport, Connecticut for many years now and want to bring that offer here to my new hometown. Finding space for this has been quite an experience.

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Meeting Mum

As a member of the Women’s Media Group (WMG) I was invited to contribute a 30-minute mentoring session to one of our youngest members who are college interns. It was my great pleasure to meet¬†Mumtahinah Ahmed, a rising Senior at City College of NY (CCNY) a couple of

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