Thanksgiving Gratitude

Ahhh, Thanksgiving!  It is one of my favorite holidays.  Even in 2020.  What has been true in other years is still true this year.  I love Thanksgiving’s warmth and coziness. I love its focus on food, not gifts. I love that it is a secular holiday that almost every American celebrates. And I love that … Continue reading Thanksgiving Gratitude

ELECTION DAY 2020: DEALING WITH ANXIETY

Overheard at the polls -- Voter 1:  “How long have you been waiting to vote?”Voter 2: “Four years!” It seems like everyone I know is dealing with some form of election day anxiety.  With so much at stake, it’s hard not to be. We truly are fighting for the soul of our country. In my lifetime, … Continue reading ELECTION DAY 2020: DEALING WITH ANXIETY

Putting a Bow on Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As the pandemic rages on and the election draws ever closer, it’s possible to lose sight of some of the important things we regularly recognize in more normal years.  I don’t want to let that happen. So before October ends, I want to recognize the fact that it has been Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  This … Continue reading Putting a Bow on Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Like so many of you, I have been devastated by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death last Friday.  I’ve also been reflecting on the magnitude of what she accomplished. And on this: our rights as women now hang by a thin thread, given anticipated changes to the Supreme Court.  Finally, I’m seared by the fact that we … Continue reading A Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote. I'd like to celebrate this centennial by recognizing the unstoppable women who laid the groundwork leading to the passage and ratification of the 19th amendment, and those who continue to push the feminist agenda forward. Yet, while women … Continue reading Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

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

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