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Transitions

Christine Jacobs

We tend to think of our lives moving forward and everything that happens as being additive.  We make new friends and learn about new ideas.  We start new jobs and move to new homes.  The memory of who we were stays with us. But, is that who we want to be? Finding You As part of my personal journey, I … Continue reading

Coming in from the Rain

Janet Walkow

When I was growing up, my grandfather used his expression when a person did a really foolish or inappropriate thing or use poor judgment.  One time my cousin was earning extra money pulling weeds from the yard and unknowingly uprooted all of the flowers in my grandmother’s prized flower beds. I can’t count the number of times my grandfather told … Continue reading

Modern Communities

Christine Jacobs

It has taken me a while to understand online communities and online communications beyond email.  I think of communities as being people and organizations that physically come together.  My thinking is finally advancing into the current century. The evolution We are basically a tribal species.  We have solitary thoughts but bring ourselves together in communities—both physical and virtual.  We create … Continue reading

Binders

Christine Jacobs

……..of women At The Leading Women Project, we focus on issues of women’s leadership. We are trying to keep politics out of our blogs.  But forgive me if I have to bring up the last Presidential debate as comments made fill my thinking. I have been in many binders in my life. .  Not me physically but certainly my bio … Continue reading

Asking for What You Want

Janet Walkow

“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!” ….Maya Angelou Have you ever ended a phone call making plans with a friend and thought, “Why didn’t I just tell her that I don’t really like the restaurant she picked….or that I really wanted to see a different movie”? Or, how about finishing a meeting with your boss … Continue reading

Using Resources Wisely

Christine Jacobs

LWP Janet and I were Girl Scout leaders for 6 years, leading our daughters and their classmates.  We loved working together and challenging girls in our troop.  A piece of the Girl Scout Law encourages Scouts to use resources wisely.  The definition of resources is up to you. On the surface we always used this law to mean using global … Continue reading

A Wayne Gretzky Story

Christine Jacobs

…..…. on moving forward There is a famous quote by hockey great, Wayne Gretzky, where he describes one of his skills:  He didn’t skate to where the puck was but rather to where it is going to be.  I recently read a reference to this quote as a reference to relationships and had one of those real light bulb moments. … Continue reading

Does Appearance Matter?

Janet Walkow

On any given day, what I wear and how compelled I feel to primp and make myself presentable depends on a number of factors, including what role I am playing: friend, boss, mom or runner. A quick look in my closet reveals the variety of costume changes that go along with these roles – clothes specific to running, work, going … Continue reading

Whose Life is This Anyway?

Christine Jacobs

In the book, Out of Africa, pioneer Karen Blixen ponders life, “My biggest fear was that I would come to the end of my life and realize that I had lived someone else’s dream.” I have read this snippet several times in recent years.  Each time it makes me stop and think about my own life and my own dreams.  … Continue reading

Parallel Worlds

Christine Jacobs

I once heard about a drifter who lived in a tent in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and tragically died in a fire.  On the evening news, there was a tribute from acquaintances who declared that “He had his own sense of reality”.  That line always brings a smile, as it sounded so prototypical California. But with deeper thought I … Continue reading