3 Ways Yoga Makes Me a Better Employee

Recently, in becoming more intentional about the way I "look" not just on the outside but also on the inside I've started practicing various forms of yoga. I have been surprised at the short amount of time in which I've been able to experience the positive mental, physical, and emotional effects of yoga. ...more

Is The American Dream Becoming a Myth for Women and People of Color?

It's not a great time to be a member of America's (shrinking) middle class—but it's an even worse time to be a middle-class woman. And if you are nonwhite, man or woman, the squeeze is even worse. ...more

Why Title IX is Not Just About Sports and I'm Sure Patsy Mink Would Agree

This summer, I joined other advocates and parents from across the nation at the White House Summit on Working Families in Washington, DC. Among the speakers were President and First Lady Obama, Vice President and Dr. Biden, and dozens of other government, policy, union, and business leaders, many of whom were also working parents....more
As parents, we work hard our children’s whole lives to prepare them for adulthood, and this last ...more

3 Ways Yoga Makes Me a Better Employee

Recently, in becoming more intentional about the way I "look" not just on the outside but also on the inside I've started practicing various forms of yoga. I have been surprised at the short amount of time in which I've been able to experience the positive mental, physical, and emotional effects of yoga. ...more

Is The American Dream Becoming a Myth for Women and People of Color?

It's not a great time to be a member of America's (shrinking) middle class—but it's an even worse time to be a middle-class woman. And if you are nonwhite, man or woman, the squeeze is even worse. ...more

Throwing The Baby Out With The Bath Water

Hey don't do that! There's a baby still in there! A sweet, baby who needs time to grow. Don't worry about the water that has been thrown out. There will be more water. Water that is sweeter, cleaner, and more refreshing than before, but if you throw the baby out, how will she ever experience what's to come?Please relax and think for a moment if you have ever been somewhere and everything was perfect? Where the people were all pleasant and funny? Where the program or whatever you were attending was setup exactly as you would have done? Where the air smelled sweeter?...more

It's October?!?!?

It's the first of October!  How did this happen?  Where did the rest of the year go?October means it is time to prepare for the holidays.  First is Halloween.  Depending on your scale of celebration, this may just mean picking up some candy or it might entail a full week of decorating the yard and entry to delight the trick-or-treaters....more
I'm so ready for the year to end but absolutely not ready for the holiday season! I don't know ...more

5 Tips for Becoming A More Focused & Motivated 30-Something

Being a woman in her thirties can sometimes be daunting and exhausting and just plain hard! We are in high demand and because of this, it is often too easy to live life by just going through the motions, neither here nor there, but checking things off of our multiple To Do Lists. But really what kind of living is that?Here are 5 tips I try to adhere to daily, in order to be more present, focused and motivated. ...more

What My Rescue Puppy Taught Me About the Power of Together

Recently, I adopted a rescue dog - a one year old German Shepherd - and as is true of most rescue dogs, he was an anxious, insecure puppy. Nonetheless, as I stood in front of him and gently petted his head, I was surprised when he cringed and backed away. Then I remembered that his experience with humans before his rescue had been less than ideal. Much less. Try “chained outside to a post” less. ...more

Do You Deliberate or Procrastinate?

A month or two ago I read a quote that I have been thinking quite a bit about....more
Thanks for your comment MariaInCrimea! I really like that Russian saying, and I will keep it in ...more

I Cured My Mom Guilt With A Pedicure

I have a confession to make. This weekend, my son had 2 baseball games and I only went to one of them. Instead of sitting on the sidelines cheering him on, I chose one day to watch him and the other day to get my nails done.There. I said it. I feel much better now.Of all the different kinds of guilt out there – Jewish guilt, Catholic guilt, etc – Mom guilt is the worst of them all. No matter what we do for our kids and how much time we spend with our families, the guilt ultimately sets in....more

Too Many Critics

The other day on Facebook, my attention was caught by a meme.  All of our news feeds are cluttered with them, but this one jumped off the screen."Be an encourager.  The world has plenty of critics already".Go back and read that again.  Think about the last few days.  Did you encourage someone?  Or did you complain or criticize? ...more