Embracing a Non-Traditional Career

Posted on July 2, 2021July 2, 2021Format GalleryCategories LifeTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Embracing a Non-Traditional Career

I am the first to admit it, anyone looking at my LinkedIn Profile or resume will probably scratch their head and say–who is this person? How does she fit in? I have a feeling that many of you can relate to this problem. When I decided it was time to leave academia and move onto something new, I applied for all kinds of traditional roles. Roles that I know that I can do. Roles that would have asked me to … Continue reading “Embracing a Non-Traditional Career”

Writing for Hope–Memories for Good

Posted on June 14, 2021June 14, 2021Format GalleryCategories Gateless, Life, WritingTags , ,   Leave a comment on Writing for Hope–Memories for Good

His eyes held everything. Pain, sadness, confusion, frustration, and love. I will remember that look forever, because that was the last time I saw my father before he passed away on December 9, 2012. I try not to think about that day, because my biggest regret is that I didn’t go see him just one more time, one more moment with him even if it was in a room in rehab center. The day I saw those eyes, my mother … Continue reading “Writing for Hope–Memories for Good”

Letting Go of Lists

Posted on June 2, 2021June 2, 2021Format GalleryCategories Creativity Challenge, Creativity CoachingTags , ,   Leave a comment on Letting Go of Lists

“Worry less about getting things done. Worry more about things worth doing.” Austin Kleon Is your life ruled by lists? If you think about it, it probably is. We have the daily to-do lists of chores and meetings that must be accomplished in order to move onto the next day’s list. We have the shopping lists, the meal planning lists, and the lists of bills to pay. We have the unstated lists of things that we think we need to … Continue reading “Letting Go of Lists”

Gateless: The Power of Positive Feedback

Posted on March 30, 2021March 30, 2021Format GalleryCategories Creativity Coaching, Gateless, WritingTags ,   Leave a comment on Gateless: The Power of Positive Feedback

We have been raised to believe that criticism is the only way to learn and grow. It occurs everywhere. Red marks on school papers. Annual reviews. Critical analysis of books, plays, artwork–anything we produce that can be judged by others. Criticism comes from outside sources, but also from that voice in your own head telling you that your work will never live up to some supreme ideal. Some people thrive on criticism, becoming more and more determined to prove everyone … Continue reading “Gateless: The Power of Positive Feedback”

“Somebody will always hate me”

Posted on March 18, 2021March 18, 2021Format GalleryCategories Life, Life Unexpected, Lisa's SoapboxTags   Leave a comment on “Somebody will always hate me”

“Somebody will always hate me.” My daughter said these words to me yesterday, after her high school class discussed the recent rash of Anti-Asian hate crimes. I wish I could say she was wrong–but I try not to lie about the big things. This is the face of my family. My Asian American husband (of Japanese Korean descent). Myself a white Jewish woman (100% Eastern European Jew–raised in a Conservative family). Our beautiful daughter, who is the perfect mixture of … Continue reading ““Somebody will always hate me””