Working Women

Transition

My apologies for not blogging for some time, but there have been many changes in my life. The transition of my business and personal life from Connecticut to Florida took much longer than anticipated and I want to share my story with you.

One year and a half ago we moved to Florida. Arty had […]

Follow Your Heart

My daughter Tracy blows me away.

 

She co-owns Yogapata with her husband Mitchel.  Their studio is a spiritual sanctuary where students come and nourish their body and their soul

 

She recently spoke before a women’s organization, Believe Inspire Grow on how to manifest the work you love and the relationships you desire through yoga.  Tracy told […]

What’s Your Story?

What’s Your Story?

I recently read an article about the power of story telling for your family business.  Prior to reading it I had never given this thought.  With family businesses being the backbone of our country – (90% of all businesses are family owned) there are many stories to be told.

I co-founded and was […]

Is Anyone Out There?

 

I must have writer’s block.   I want to blog but I’m not sure what to write about and confused as to who is my audience.  While I think my past blogs have been informative, transparent, and enlightening, who in cyber space is reading them?  Is it the working women, stay at home moms, women […]

Fulfill Your Dreams

I’m not sure why I haven’t written my blog since last May, perhaps I had writer’s block, or maybe I was caught up in the lazy hazy days of summer.  Regardless of why, I am back and I am excited to continue where I left off; bringing attention to the issues that we face […]

Power vs Control

“It’s mine, it’s mine”, I recall one of the members of my organization, The Family Business Council of Greater   New  York tell me about an argument she had with her brother.  They were fighting over a stapler.  The stapler represented a toy they fought over when they were kids.  Power vs control?

This is one of many stories that typify conflicts in a family business.  Conflicts between siblings, conflicts between a husband and wife, conflicts between father’ and son, father and daughter – it doesn’t matter as it all comes down to the same thing; power vs control. […]

Our Journey Continues

Yesterday, President Obama’s Inauguration for his second term once again made history and is a new beginning not only for him, but for all of us.  His inaugural speech talked about our journey – our never-ending journey to bridge the words of our Constitution.  And he continued that our journey is not complete until we commit to our equality, our journey is not complete until wives, mothers, and daughters can earn the living they rightfully deserve. […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I stopped making new year’s resolutions years ago, but this year I decided I to make one: my resolution is for you to get to know me and for me to get to know you. The world has gotten smaller, and regardless of where we live we can share stories – we all have them. Tell us what’s going on in your life, in your work/life or anything you want to share; an anniversary, a birth, a career change, or even thoughts about reinventing yourself – let’s reach out and broaden our support system, expand our resources and build a network of women who want to grow, make change and become empowered. […]

Communication & the Talking Stick

Have you ever given thought as to how you communicate?  Do you think before you talk or do  your emotions get the better of you causing you to talk before you think?
Our process of communicating goes back to when we were young – how we were taught, what we observed and what we were told we could and could not talk about.  As a result when we communicate today we are on automatic pilot and replicate what we learned. […]

Defining Boundaries — Define Your Identity

In my last blog I wrote about change.  I am hoping I inspired many of you to think of change as a new experience and how it can enhance your life.

Change also helps us define our identity. Without understanding who we are and what makes us unique we are unable to communicate clearly and respect our relationships with family members and other individuals we work and socialize with.

Successful relationships are made up of two people, both of whom have a clear sense of self.  In a family business this can be tricky as each member plays a different role that creates “boundary confusion.” […]

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