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I Spy Lin-Manuel Miranda! A Perfect Day in NYC

I couldn't have scripted yesterday any better, a perfect NYC day for this citizen, both professionally and personally. First thing in the morning I completed work on a retreat I'm leading next week -- I'll write more about that after it's over--knowing that I had...

Judith Light – “It’s a Migration”

Thank goodness for rewind! I was so enthralled with Alec Baldwin's podcast (Here's the Thing) interview with Judith Light that I had to continuously stop the recording, play back a segment, listen again, rewind and hear it once more. At 70 years old, she announced...

Do You Have ENOUGH?

A friend recently clipped out an article from Spirituality & Health magazine she knew I'd love. It caught her attention because the illustration -- a gorgeous painting by Bridget Hobson--reminded her of the cover of my memoir. Of course, the essence of the...

What Do You REALLY Want?

It's an age-old question, and the answer keeps changing if you're living a dynamic life. Over the next few days, I'll share stories of three women I've worked with, who answered that query, and the transitions they've moved through. One wanted to create a more...

What’s Scratchy for You Right Now?

A gentleman I know recently described an aspect of his childhood that felt different from mine yet familiar. "As a child, I slept under an army blanket with no top sheet. I learned how to lie very still, because whenever I moved, it would be scratchy and...

Post-Partum Redux

I've been throwing my own variation of a spiritual tantrum lately. Maybe you can understand. I've done my share of writing, social media and speaking. Okay, Universe, Your Turn! After the excitement of my travel, book signings and workshops has subsided, the quiet...

What to Do When You’re UN-Inspired

I'm fortunate to report to a spiritual action partner on Fridays. Today in our texted exchange I wrote that I haven't blogged in several days and wasn't feeling inspired lately. I'd had a great rush of activity, notice and praise around the publication of my...

La Leche League Was Foundational to My Maturity

La Leche League began in 1956, only 18 years before I became a member. I am forever grateful to the mothers who formed that group for the sake of supporting and uplifting women who choose to breastfeed their babies. I attended my first meeting in May, 1974, late in...

Satisfaction vs. Achievement

In less than two weeks my new book Too Much of Not Enough will be published and I will enter a new realm, kinda like being in the 9th month of pregnancy. Though I've been carrying this baby for nearly five years, and it feels way overdue. Have you ever noticed that...

Where is Your Doorknob?

"Is everything okay?" This is something I've been asked a few times in the last month. How do you interpret that question? My take on it may be different. As I was going through a late adolescence (say, 40-ish), my mother noted, "You've changed, Jane!" The...

A Different Kind of Countdown for This Time of Year

While some children are opening windows on their advent calendars, counting down the days till Santa Claus arrives, my calendar countdown is slightly different. In late October I had an astrological reading which I do every 5-7 years whether I need it or not. 2018...

Working With Women in Transition

The remarkable Paula Harris had an idea for a retreat, then made it happen. That sentence does not reveal the 10,784 decision points between conception and reality. One of those fortunate decisions was her hiring me along the way. I returned to NYC in the Quiet Car...

Need to Grow Your Network?

I'm so happy I joined the Women's Media Group in NYC a couple of years ago. They have a way of making all members feels welcomed and a part of the group. Here's a tip on how to solidify any network you're in from BNI, to a Chamber, to Toastmasters and so on. Create...

Any Trapezes in Your Life These Days?

From the moment I heard an essay comparing life to a series of trapeze swings, I've held onto that metaphor. In November, I'll be co-leading a retreat with my colleague (and workshop mentor...) Ken Nelson dealing specifically with that topic. Paula Harris, who...

The Remarkable Mama Gena

Since last December, I've been telling every woman I know about my experience with Mama Gena (MG). I now have the opportunity to share her brilliance with you. But first a bit of background for those of you I haven't personally mentioned her to. Late last year,...