Category: Create Your Life

  • Connecting Life and Work

    Connecting Life and Work

    So often the discussion of life and work turns on the word “balance.” The question often arises about women balancing motherhood and careers. This is how employers framed the question in the 1960s and 1970s to explain why job opportunities were closed to women. Because we in the working women’s movement at that time wanted […]

  • The River Flows

    The River Flows

    The children’s song, Row Row Row Your Boat offers wise advice for creating your life. The song begins by telling us “row, row, row your boat gently down the stream.” When you think about your life as a river, it’s easier to see what is happening and where you can go next. It’s easier to […]

  • Moving Forward

    Moving Forward

    After my brother Glenn died in 2008, I refused to move forward on my life journey. Glenn and I had a longstanding promise to each other that when we were old, we would be sitting side by side on a porch swing or in rocking chairs somewhere telling stories about our lives. This scene was […]