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Why I’m not a fan of Mother’s Day

Why I’m not a fan of Mother’s Day

[Trigger warning: Fertility challenges, pregnancy loss and premature baby discussed in this post.] Mother’s Day is complicated. Whether or not you’re a mother, have a challenging relationship with yours, want to be a mom, or no longer have a mother. When I was in my...

How to know what you want “to do” [Laszlo’s birthday]

How to know what you want “to do” [Laszlo’s birthday]

What if you don’t know what you want “to do”?What would you tell a 16 year old who worries they don’t know what they want “to do”?Last week I wrote about my son Elias.  This week, my other son Laszlo, turned 16.Sometimes during my morning meditation, I cultivate a...

The #1 thing I hear from women lawyers

The #1 thing I hear from women lawyers

Last week, my son was back in his school building, hunched over a desk in the gym, taking the SAT. As I dropped him off, I held myself back from hugging him goodbye in front of the other kids, and saying, “Do your best, but really, it doesn’t matter what you get on...

What Ted Lasso and Walt Whitman taught me

What Ted Lasso and Walt Whitman taught me

I was taking a walk the other morning and musing about a big decision.To be honest, I was giving myself a hard time.  I’ve got Gemini all over my chart, and I tend to hang out in ambivalence longer than is probably good for me, and those around me.Then, I remembered...

What does faith and freedom mean to you?

What does faith and freedom mean to you?

Sometimes Jewish holidays catch me off guard.  Since they are based on a lunar calendar, they don't fall on the same exact day each year. This Saturday, despite its early arrival, I am ready for Passover. After this past year, I'd love to talk about liberation - how...

What will they think?

What will they think?

One of the most common concerns I hear from prospective and current WILL members is: “What will people think?” They worry about the mentors and partners who have invested in them, leaving colleagues in a lurch, and if other people will think they are “throwing it all...

She went to a beach in Greece. On a Wednesday.

She went to a beach in Greece. On a Wednesday.

When people ask me about the results WILL members receive, I can have a hard time answering because the impact is so varied and individual.  Here’s a partial list (there’s so much more!).   WILL Members have recently celebrated: Buying a house in Sonoma County,...

One year of Corona.  What has been clarified?

One year of Corona. What has been clarified?

Last year, on February 22nd, I flew back from Los Angeles where I’d gone for work and winter break with my family.  The news about Wuhan and the COVID-19 virus was out, and on the flight home, I sat near two people wearing masks. "This may be the last time I’m on an...

A different kind of Practice (NOT law)

A different kind of Practice (NOT law)

When I heard that Seth Godin had a new book out...The Practice: Shipping Creative Work, I ordered it for myself and the group of WILL Members who are building their own businesses (a.k.a., the WILLpreneurs). Seth Godin is a marketing maven and entrepreneur. (I have a...

One morning she couldn’t get out of bed

One morning she couldn’t get out of bed

Another WILL member couldn’t get out of bed.Her body said: No. I can’t do it. Stop.She was the only associate working under two partners.  She had pretty much worked nonstop for the past five years and the pandemic made everything worse.  No brakes allowed.  When she...

How Gina is following her true calling…

How Gina is following her true calling…

Some WILL members have shown me that their “WILL work” is about more than finding a new job. It’s about becoming. Becoming your true self, shedding societal expectations of who you are supposed to be and what you are supposed to do.It can lead to stripping away the...

 

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