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Why Coaching Is So Meaningful As We Age

I ran into a student just before lockdown whom I’d worked with a year ago. She was in the...

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Mourning the Death of a Parent: A Poem

Nothing drives home the reality of adulthood quite so clearly as the death of a parent. My mother...

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Tips for Adulthood: Five Reasons to Listen to Billy Joel

I’ve been listening to Billy Joel again. Yes, I say that loudly, proudly and unabashedly. If...

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    • Why Coaching Is So Meaningful As We Age

      I ran into a student just before lockdown whom I’d worked with a year ago. She was in the office of a local university where I coach PhD students on how to write their dissertations. She was there to pick up her diploma. When I first met this woman, she’d been trying to write her […]

      Posted on June 29, 2020 0 comments
    • Mourning the Death of a Parent: A Poem

      Nothing drives home the reality of adulthood quite so clearly as the death of a parent. My mother passed away last Wednesday. It was her 89th birthday. Shortly after my father died 11 years ago, a friend sent me the following poem to comfort me during this loss. Today, in my mother’s honor, I again […]

      Posted on June 22, 2020 0 comments
    • Tips for Adulthood: Five Reasons to Listen to Billy Joel

      I’ve been listening to Billy Joel again. Yes, I say that loudly, proudly and unabashedly. If you grew up in the 1970s, it’s pretty impossible *not* to be in love with Billy Joel. When “The Stranger” was released in 1977,┬áit was all anyone listened to for several years. My husband gets this. He’s the one […]

      Posted on June 17, 2020 1 comment
    • Tips for Adulthood: Five Tips for Editing Your Writing

      On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. One of the main strands in my portfolio career is my work as writing coach. Which means that in addition to thinking a lot about the craft of writing, I’m also constantly proffering advice on how to edit. Most people hate editing. Unlike writing, where you can […]

      Posted on June 10, 2020 0 comments
    • Tips for Adulthood: How to Generate Ideas

      On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. But as Friday is the new Wednesday under lockdown, I’m posting some tips today. It’s been awhile since I posted on creativity. But it’s one of those things that I think about all the time. I’m fascinated by how creative people relate to their work, how they […]

      Posted on June 5, 2020 0 comments