I started writing these to help myself break patterns that were in the way of my being able to live my life fully, the way I want. I’m not fantasizing that I can sail through the next 20 or so years without challenges or difficulties. I actually welcome those, as they keep me growing. I […]
About Tea The art of tea is an ancient ritual and practice. The cause of wars, espionage, riches and disease, all true tea comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant. The differences are the result of geography, growing conditions and methods of processing. Tea was accidentally discovered around 2737 B.C. by Chinese Emperor Shen-Nun who was […]
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“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” –Viktor Frankl For some, change is a scary word and an even scarier event. Yet, we live in a world that is changing faster than most of us can absorb. In the 1980’s, I remember asking my 60-something mother […]
NOTE: Toni is one of our founding members and hosts the semi-annual gatherings at her home…. She graciously offered this column for our Blog. 7 practical steps for women: getting into and surviving the c-suite job or the boardroom womenomics: firms with more women in the c-suite are more profitable (2015: ey and hbr); with […]
Maybe the fact of turning 70 compels me to be even more philosophical of late, but I can’t seem to stop thinking about how much we as women unconsciously influence what goes on in the world. I say unconsciously because I don’t think we are aware of our inherent power. We live in a paradox: […]
That sort of funny, sort of frustrated question is from an old commercial I saw years ago. And I find it a perfect question for today’s tumultuous times. I almost dread opening the newspaper each day. I still love the feeling of the paper in my hands, the quiet solitude of the moment when I […]