Janet Walkow Christine Jacobs

Camera Angles

Christine Jacobs

LWP Janet and I strongly believe that there are many movie production techniques that if used to produce your own life, would lead to wonderful outcomes.  One of these is to move the camera around and view your life from others’ points of view.  You can be whoever you want to be and behave however you want, but you need … Continue reading

Long Distance Love

Janet Walkow

Budding romance can be exciting, euphoric and all engaging. When relationships move past this initial stage they tend to settle into a rhythm that, hopefully, reflects the wants and needs of the couple as well as the two individuals. Add the complexity of living in different cities and the complexity of making it work grows exponentially. This is easy in … Continue reading

The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

Christine Jacobs

This expression was at the front of my mind this week when I ran into a woman I worked with at my first company after graduate school, over thirty years ago.  We have run into each other every once in a while and have followed each others careers and families from afar. When she asked what I was up to, … Continue reading

Dealing with Page Hogs

Janet Walkow

…. People Who Take Up Too Much Space There are people who will insert themselves onto various aspects of your life script, e.g., they want to be involved in whatever you’re doing, even if you don’t want or need their input. Rebecca had a college roommate, Roxie, who is a classic page hog. She had to comment and weigh in … Continue reading

Costumes

Christine Jacobs

Everything you wear tells others something about you.  One of the very first impressions anyone gets from another person is what type of clothing or shoes they are wearing. Bright colors or black.  Fitted or loose.  Stylish or time worn.  They all reflect your moods, your activities your style or just an image you want to send.  But, they do … Continue reading

Rewrites

Janet Walkow

…when people no longer fit your script What happens when someone no longer fits into your life – can you write them out of your life? It could be a close friend with whom you no longer share comment interests, a bad experience with an inconsiderate roommate or a colleague who made you feel badly about yourself. Most of us … Continue reading

Rehearsals

Christine Jacobs

It is not always easy to see your way forward in tough situations.  Many of us worry about becoming emotional or that our views, opinions and strategies will not be received well.  The best way to get through this is to rehearse.  Think about what you want to say and how you want a meeting or confrontation to proceed – … Continue reading

Changing Interests, Changing Roles

Janet Walkow

Roles and interests change over time. It’s part of the natural growth and evolution process to try on roles and interests to see what fits.  You may be thinking about picking up a new hobby, learning a new skill, eliminating one of the many obligations you’ve taken on, moving to a new city or exploring a different job opportunity. Taking … Continue reading

Making Plans

Christine Jacobs

I am one of those people who buy lottery tickets several times a year when the publicity and the jackpot are high.  In between buying the tickets and the drawing—which I have not yet won—I make plans for my winnings.  These do not involve new cars, big parties, jewels or second homes. Playing the Lottery I thought about this when … Continue reading

Casting Call

Janet Walkow

           Who Do You Want in Your Life? Just as writers must ponder whom to include in their scripts, each of us should be deliberate in selecting those who are in our lives. Times & Needs Will Change At any given time, people’s roles in your life will change according to the situation, taking on greater or lesser prominence. This … Continue reading