Higher Education is Like Golf!

Higher Education is Like Golf! Anyone who has ever played a round of golf can relate to the challenges and rewards of the game. Having worked on and around college campuses for over 30 years, I can see many aspects of the collegiate experience and the world of...

Five Ways to Really Enjoy Summer Vacation!

Today it is very difficult to unplug completely and enjoy a true summer vacation. Gone are the days of spending two weeks at the beach devouring novels and relaxing in the sand. We all need to rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit with time away from work and daily...

Lean OUT to Lean IN

There has been a lot written in the past year or so about Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean In”, from some corners praising her encouragement of women to lean into the workplace and take responsibility for change, and others criticizing her “blaming” women for the problems...

Adulthood II: Living Longer and Thriving

  What does it mean to have an additional twenty years of Adulthood?  Mary Catherine Bateson spoke to a packed audience on Cape Cod recently, offering us a model of “Adulthood II”-  the time period that we have gained in the past hundred years through...

Stories of Inspiration

In the spirit of the upcoming Boston Marathon on April 21, I remembered a story about Joy Johnson, an 86 year old woman who ran the New York Marathon for the past twenty five consecutive years.  Yes, you read that correctly.  She started running at 59 and ran an...