In the South Bronx at 3pm, kids would be walking quickly home. Moms would be preparing the bologna and cheese sandwiches and getting the juice boxes ready. It was the daily ritual growing up. The 3pm hour was the hour to relax after a hard day of elementary […]
I love to travel, try new foods (both simple and "exotic"), ingest caffeine, and watch political news coverage. Im a big pop culture junkie who isnt afraid to say she loves "In Touch" Magazine! A social marketing expert and psychologist by training who works in the public health field trying to bring a little common sense to it all.
All the world is my television and I like to provide commentary on it.
Have you ever had one of those days, moments, when you are trying to leave a city and at every turn you are turned away? This has happened to me in a major way twice in New York City. Who knew that trying to leave an island could […]
Every time I go to the ob-gyn doctor (that is when I can get that appointment which is oftentimes a 6-month wait in New York City) I bring magazines, an ipad, a charged up phone and spare phone battery. I bring what is basically my “I’m-gonna-be-stuck-here-forever kit.” This […]
I don’t drive. I have never learned how to and at the moment I do not plan to learn how. This means I depend on my feet (along with good music) and on public transportation-namely, the subway. The bus in NYC, because of the constant stop-and-go traffic, makes […]
It’s not a popular thing to state. I don’t even think Governor Romney said it. Ok. But, I’m going to admit it..I hate Big Bird. Maybe HATE is too strong a term to use. How about this? I really don’t like Big Bird. He’s whiny and mopey. He’s […]
On my way to get my hair all prettied up, I passed the Occupy Protesters camped out in Zuccotti Park. I felt a wave of nostalgia. Not nostalgia for my college days (I am a Gen Xer –there was not much we protested). Not nostalgia for my fresh-out-of-college-so-I-am-dirt-poor […]
It’s funny that when I move to Berkeley more than a decade ago people were surprised when I stated that I was actually scared to walk alone at night there. People would look at me quizzically and ask “well, aren’t you from New York?” Meaning, New York is […]
I was born on the Isla del Encanto (Puerto Rico-The Island of Enchantment) and thus I like to believe that I have a certain predisposition fairies and fairy tales. I was consequently enthusiastic about a business trip to New Mexico which is The Land of Enchantment. It’s pretty […]
Many individuals, as I have detailed previously, do not accept feedback well. In particular, critical feedback. Which is why suggestions such as sandwiching feedback (two bits of positive with one negative or more critical feedback) are put forth. These days, employees are oftentimes skeptical of critical feedback even […]
Today I celebrate not going on a business trip by heading down to Jersey. I will cross the river, despite the “swamp gas” misgivings, because I managed to get out of having to go on what promised to be a god-awful trip. It would have been yet […]