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Gratitude and Reverence

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Nov 10, 2018 Advocacy, News, Photography, Storytelling 6 Comments

Lately, with all of the strong feelings and opinions being expressed in our society, I sometimes feel like perhaps we are losing sight of some very important aspects of life, being part of a community, and mainly expressing gratitude and reverence. This weekend we set aside a day to remember and honor those who have [...]

Where Did Honesty Go?

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Oct 16, 2018 Advocacy, Career Mamma, feminism, News, Photography, Storytelling , , 1 Comment

Lately, I’ve been looking for truth in a lot of places, and coming up short. These days it is difficult to tell if a news story is factual and void of conspiracy theories. If there isn’t a conspiracy theory unveiled, then my mind quickly develops one. It seems that everything previously determined as bonafide is [...]

Creating A Crosswalk For Collaboration

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Sep 9, 2018 Advocacy, Career Mamma, Leadership, News, Program Management, Storytelling , , , 0 Comments

This week I was on a Skype call with a colleague who lives oversees and we were discussing the challenges of building an effective international work team. Knee-deep into our chat, I stated “it’s almost like we have to build a crosswalk, and develop a safe space for communication, to preserve and keep sacred all [...]

Photos from the Front Seat

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Aug 11, 2018 Career Mamma, digital story telling, feminism, Leadership, News, Photography , , 1 Comment

Some people meditate or practice yoga to find balance, others like to go for long walks. Me? The most effective way for me to restore and renew is to hop in my car, pump a full tank of gas and bring along my Nikon DSLR camera with some lenses. Then, I just drive. Sometimes I [...]

Ego Out!

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Mar 24, 2018 Advocacy, Career Mamma, feminism, Leadership, leadership transition, News, non profit transition, Storytelling 2 Comments

At a meeting with a colleague the other day, I was asked an insightful question, “How did you manage the strong personalities that surely emerged during board meetings at your agency, especially when you were planning to resign?” My colleague was referring to the time in my career when I transitioned to a full-time consultant [...]

If Only…

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Feb 3, 2018 Advocacy, Career Mamma, feminism, Grant Writing, Leadership, News, Photography, Storytelling , , 1 Comment

I like healthy competitions as much as the next person. Of course these days, competition takes on the form of an RFP (Request for Proposal) or a vote driven-crowd funding campaign to support programming for one of my non-profit clients. But back in the day, I was a fierce tennis competitor who had dreams of [...]

Why We March

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Jan 24, 2018 Advocacy, Career Mamma, feminism, Leadership, News, Photography, Storytelling , , , , , , , 4 Comments

This past Sunday, my daughter and I donned our thermal underwear, our pussy hats, (thanks Christy Hallas) and our warmest sweaters and headed downtown to the 2nd Annual Women’s March. We weren’t trekking to a big city like Manhattan or Washington D.C., we like to attend smaller marches, ones that are eight miles from our [...]

Until it Happens to You…

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Nov 1, 2017 Advocacy, Career Mamma, feminism, Leadership, News, Storytelling , , , 2 Comments

Two experiences from yesterday are the impetus for this blog post, demonstrating that we have further work to do as a society to create places for respectable discourse and the exchange of opinions and ideas, and to eradicate sexism in all of our workplaces. In a meeting yesterday with executives who have high level positions locally [...]

This Metabook is Mega Cool!

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Jan 14, 2017 Advocacy, Career Mamma, digital story telling, Illustration, News, Photography, Storytelling , , , , , 0 Comments

Every once in awhile, I get a lucky break! This December I was in the right space at the right downtime. A colleague of mine named Tatiana Bacchus asked me to review a literary project for a new digital medium called a Metabook™. She worked as the Production Coordinator, and was so excited to tell [...]