- On January 3, 2019
I was talking with a friend at the gym a few weeks ago. An energetic super-positive big-hearted guy. We were sharing intentions about what we wanted to focus on in the coming year. He mentioned his dream is to someday start an orphanage in his native country. He mused, “When I’m 40…” (quite a few
- On November 6, 2018
With mid-term elections upon us, are you as tired as I am about the overwhelming amount of anxiety, frustration, anger, disappointment, blame, fear (and fear-mongering), and hopelessness and desperation in our country? Whatever happens on Nov 6th, some part of our community will likely continue to feel that way. When I read about the idea
- On October 4, 2018
I’m a bit of a Dancing With the Stars junkie and this season features its first blind competitor, paralympian Danelle Umstead. She is paired with professional dancer Artem Chigvintse. The job of Artem and the other pros on the show is to train non-dancers to dance. Their role is to design an experience which stretches their partner’s
- On June 26, 2018
My husband came to ‘visit’ me in Lisbon for a week and we took a little side trip to the island of Madeira, a Portuguese island located about 400 miles off the Moroccan coast and a 90+ minute flight from Lisbon. Because it was my birthday, I splurged on the hotel, opting for The Vine.
- On April 13, 2018
Have you ever been to the optometrist to get fitted for new glasses? Staring at the eye chart, you strain to assess magnification acuity. “Which one is better? Lens A?” Click. “or B?” Click. “A?” Click. “or B?” What if we used this idea and looked at the world through a different lens every day?
- On September 11, 2017
I recently got a lesson in archery from a good friend and former Marine, Mike. Doing anything for the first time is humbling. I watched Mike gracefully pull the bow and arrow up to ready position and smoothly fire this shot group. Then watched his wife Linda with a bit more deliberate but almost ballet-like
- On August 8, 2017
I wasn’t playing tennis; I was swinging around big cargo ropes in Crossfit class. I lived with the annoying pain that centered on the outside of my elbow and radiated through my right arm for three months, hoping it would get better. My inability to do simple things like grasp the handle of a coffee
- On June 27, 2017
Music can have a powerful impact on our ability to get things done, including focus and creativity. I attended the Kennedy Center’s Music and the Mind production last week, a fascinating collaboration between the National Symphony Orchestra and prominent neuroscientists. It enticed me to take a deeper dive into some of the research around music and the