Thoughts and Observations: Change and the New Year

“Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside, awakes” -Carl Jung I could be wrong, but I’m guessing that right now along with about 7 billion other people, my thoughts are consumed with things that desperately need change in 2018.  Or if not, we are all at the very least right in the middle of enthusiastically … More Thoughts and Observations: Change and the New Year

From Off My List of Favorite Shops: Sottovoce

  “You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty and irresistible for the rest of your life” -Coco Chanel Immediately upon entering Sottovoce at 1845 Solano Avenue in Berkeley, you will most likely be greeted by the warm, friendly and always smiling shop owner Christine Mewha.  She has been welcoming shoppers in Berkeley CA … More From Off My List of Favorite Shops: Sottovoce

Thoughts and Observations: Thanksgiving Resolutions

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, makes peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow” -Melody Beattie These days I plan WAY ahead.  Some might say too far ahead.  It’s November, and I’m worried that because we have not purchased airline tickets for our summer plans, we will probably have to scrap those plans … More Thoughts and Observations: Thanksgiving Resolutions

Thoughts and Observations: Harvey Weinstein and the Me Too Movement

  “There comes a time when silence is betrayal” -Martin Luther King, Jr. “I’d like to invite you to my house to take a look at the script”, the director said casually over the telephone.  He had given me his number and asked me to call him about a green-lighted film project he was working … More Thoughts and Observations: Harvey Weinstein and the Me Too Movement

Thoughts and Observations: The Gift of Inspiration

“Once the bear’s hug has got you, its apt to be for keeps.” -Harold MacMillan About a year ago while employed by a San Francisco biotech start-up, I attended a professional conference along with the rest of my department (HR).  I was excited about going, as a major part of my job responsibilities were directly … More Thoughts and Observations: The Gift of Inspiration