Losing, And Finding, A Home
After many years of building an intellectual "home" comprised of academicians in the behavioral sciences, I had to find a new home in the policy world of Washington, DC. I discuss the difficulties and joys in making this transition from one work world to another.
Reflections on Being a Woman - and Being Seen
As women age, we become invisible to others in the American culture and we attempt to change ourselves (usually cosmetically) in order to be noticed. I explore the idea that many people, even younger attractive women, also feel invisible in this culture. The essay concludes by offering ways to be visible that do not rely on physical attributes.
There's No Shame in Leaving
Lessons from the 'Real World'
Leaving academia was a big step. However, becoming acculturated to the 'real world' of work presents a new set of expectations and challenges to overcome. But once some initial stumbling blocks are out of the way, there are many exciting opportunities for growth and personal satisfaction.