My “Safer at Home” Summer Reading List

As we head into the Fourth of July weekend and summer gets fully underway (albeit in a markedly different fashion), I'd like to share some reflections on a “safer at home” summer. One where travel takes a different form and reading is even more important.  My thoughts on summer “travel” can be found in this … Continue reading My “Safer at Home” Summer Reading List

BLACK LIVES MATTER

It has been a heartbreaking week.  I am grieving the loss of so many Black Americans, the violence we are witnessing, and the racism we continue to suffer from.  The killing of George Floyd has laid bare a deep and terrible wound that many would prefer not to see.  And yet, we cannot ignore it. … Continue reading BLACK LIVES MATTER

Sharing Supermajority’s Response To The Murder of Black Americans

Yesterday, I received a message from Supermajority in response to the recent violence against Black people in this country. Their message so thoughtfully and precisely reflects what I believe needs to be shared at this time, which is why I am passing it along. Please read the Supermajority team's post here for a heartfelt message to all … Continue reading Sharing Supermajority’s Response To The Murder of Black Americans

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND REFLECTIONS: “SAFER AT HOME” SUMMER

I spent Memorial Day weekend at home with my family, alternating between a little relaxing and a lot of spring cleaning. We didn’t get that burst of summer weather that we sometimes do in New England, so weekend travel was less tempting.  Also, our governor has adopted a “safer at home” stance due to coronavirus, … Continue reading MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND REFLECTIONS: “SAFER AT HOME” SUMMER

Reflecting on Women’s Health Week

As we close out Women's Health Week, I want to take the time to reflect on the magnitude with which women are disproportionally affected in access to health coverage. Here is a sample of some of the facts that I shared throughout the week. I wrote Marching Toward Coverage to inform women of the issues … Continue reading Reflecting on Women’s Health Week

MOTHER’S DAY, CORONAVIRUS EDITION: A NEW KIND OF “SELF-CARE”

As Mother’s Day approaches, this year feels different.  In a time of coronavirus, we need more than flowers and a day off.  We need more than traditional self-care.  We need recognition, deep and lasting recognition, that the work we do as caregivers is invaluable.  We need recognition from society as a whole, not just our … Continue reading MOTHER’S DAY, CORONAVIRUS EDITION: A NEW KIND OF “SELF-CARE”

Inspiration During Coronavirus Quarantine

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact our personal and professional lives, I wanted to share some positive inspiration from Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill, and Maya Angelou --- all extraordinary people who experienced hardship, whether personally or societally. Yet they persevered, embodying the qualities necessary for leadership during a time of crisis. Winner of the … Continue reading Inspiration During Coronavirus Quarantine

MARCH 2020: CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH AND THE ACA’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY

In the photo above, a jubilant and triumphant Speaker Pelosi is celebrating the victory of her fight to pass the Affordable Care Act. This March brought two major things to celebrate:  Women’s History Month (in the year that marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage!) and the 10th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. There … Continue reading MARCH 2020: CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH AND THE ACA’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY

FROM BLACK HISTORY TO WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: ROSA PARKS AND ACTIVISM TODAY

“To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try.”  ~Rosa Parks “Are you going to stand up?" the driver demanded. Rosa Parks looked straight at him and said: "No." Flustered, and not quite sure what to do, Blake (the driver) retorted, "Well, … Continue reading FROM BLACK HISTORY TO WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: ROSA PARKS AND ACTIVISM TODAY