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Listening, Learning & Stitching

The most important role I can play in life these days is listener and learner. I've downloaded lists of publications, podcasts, videos and Facebook live talks relating to Black Lives Matter to help me become a better ally. I'm fortunate to have time between clients...

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She’s Ruthless, and That’s a Good Thing

Have you ever hired a professional organizer? I started working with specialists in this new-ish industry over 20 years ago and found it life-altering. These women--there are some male organizers, but I've worked only with women to date--have a way of knowing how to...

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Want to Be Memorable? Be Specific.

Lynn Shelton, Marc Maron's late girlfriend, was a beloved film director. Members of her cinematic community paid tribute to her recent death with an hour-plus long video. Watching it was a bittersweet experience since we no longer have her creative energy producing...

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A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to a New Webpage

First the exciting news! I've just added "Artist" to my website: janepollak.com/artist. Please check it out and let me know what you think. Your comments are invaluable. I created a powerpoint doc as a first pass (I shared it last week) and offered the assignment to...

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Thank You, PowerPoint

My Visions Group is expecting to see an Artist page mock-up for my website next Wednesday. They're expecting it because I committed to designing one as a goal for our meeting that morning. Right now my site gives information on me as a Coach, Speaker and Author. But,...

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10 Ways to Know if Your Passion is Your Passion

I've been so enamored of my newfound art - penny rugs - that I felt compelled to list what's making me so happy. In doing so, I realized that this applies to YOUR passion as well. Take the test, and let me know how you do. You can't wait to get to work on your...

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Affirming That Size Doesn’t Matter

I vividly remember a photo of NYTimes cooking columnist Mark Bittman making gorgeous food in his tiny NY kitchen. The image came back to me while feeling nostalgic for the drawers, cabinets and shelves of the large CT art studio I abandoned over 10 years ago. Instead,...

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All I Want to Do Is Sew

Don't get me wrong! I'm adhering to a quarantine regimen of coaching, writing, eating, sleeping and a bit of cleaning. But in between those activities, I choose not to go on social media, read, watch movies on Netflix, or leave my apartment. Which is fortunate, since...

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