Still Composing a Life…

Still Composing a Life…

After college, I read Mary Catherine Bateson's Composing a Life. Even then I knew I wasn't destined for a linear career trajectory. My parent's hope for that smooth path died as soon as I came home from my second year of college and announced I was majoring in Religion. My first generation college student/accountant father was especially challenged by my choice.

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Growing up, Graduation, and Gratitude

Growing up, Graduation, and Gratitude

Dear Friends and Family,

Max has graduated high school! I still can’t believe it. So many of you have had a hand in raising this boy.

For those of you who were with me during the early and sometimes dark periods of new motherhood, thank you. 

You, who joined me at Tompkins Square Park and celebrated birthdays of my bright blond boy in very small NYC spaces, thank you. 

Those of us who together walked the city streets on 9/11 coming to terms with the fact that we were raising our children in a world very different from the one we were raised in….for your love, your hugs, your disbelief, and your witness to the good that we encountered during those days, thank you.

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Gratitude for Being Fired: Five Practices that Helped Me Get There

Gratitude for Being Fired: Five Practices that Helped Me Get There

At the beginning of this year I started working for a nonprofit I loved.  I was invited to raise money and awareness for communities I am so passionate about - the homeless, folks with mental illness, good people struggling to make ends meet and needing quality health care and students, lots of students. A perfect fit.

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