Want to Change the World?  Move the Furniture

Want to Change the World? Move the Furniture

The young woman from Yale asked me if I would moderate a panel. “I’d be honored to,” I said, “but I don’t do panels.” It’s a relief to have enough silver hairs, 25 years down this professional path to have the chutzpah to tell an Ivy League invitation what you will do...

America Exceptional?

America Exceptional?

American exceptionalism. We are the best. The greatest country on Earth. Gold medal winners all. Right? Turns out we’re exceptionally the best at leading the world in Covid death, infections, hospitalizations. Not just by a little bit. We have close to 200 times more...

A love letter to Shadow Work®

A love letter to Shadow Work®

Tonight, my husband Joe and I are hosting and facilitating Shadow Work ® for two friends whose marriage is in trouble. If I were to write a love letter to Shadow Work how would I write it. Where would my life be without it? I grew up, like so many of us children of...

Now is always the right time to speak the truth about love

Now is always the right time to speak the truth about love

“I know what I feel when I see what I write” my high school writing mentor, Margaret Metzger taught. When I met Margaret at age 15, I couldn’t recognize a feeling if it slammed me in the face. Child of a raging alcoholic, I’d pretty much made a solemn vow not to have...

I’m dreaming of a White Halloween, but this dream is a Nitemare

I’m dreaming of a White Halloween, but this dream is a Nitemare

Imagine a grade school aptitude test, “What’s wrong with this picture??” The photo shows pristine blue sky, maple and oak trees in their full glory of burgundy, orange and yellow. Carved pumpkins on the front porch. And 18 inches of fresh snow on the ground. The child...

Justice for Justice

Justice for Justice

My daughter Maya discovered fashion on her 9th birthday. By the time she was 10, I’d learned that “If you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em” applies 1000% to trying to dress your girl child. The perfectly fashionable in my eyes sleek black pants with matching top sat in the...

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