Back in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries when individuals more readily shared home spaces, sometimes the pocket was the only personal space people had. Thus, the pocket has historically been a keeper of secrets, lies, and desires along with an accounting of what people possessed. The pocket, […]
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.
In my suburban block, we are now starting to shield ourselves. We are putting up curtains where before we had none. See the back of our houses face a forest. Only deer, raccoons, chipmunks, bluejays and rabbits tend to frequent our yards. Until now, again. See, a mentally […]
I have a simple question for you, dear reader? What does MSM mean to you? When you hear the phrase MSM, do you think of Methylsulfonylmethane? Perhaps, if you are into dietary supplement or have osteoarthritis. More specifically, Methylsulfonylmethane is an organosulfur compound with the formula (CH3)2SO2 that […]
Unspeakable. Disturbing. Heavy heart. Shocking beyond belief. Grief-stricken. Hardiness. Resourcefulness. Mental toughness. Resilience Upon arriving home, I went straight to hugging my little boy. He was fast asleep with his leg pinned up probably dreaming away of that Power Ranger Samurai Megazord Action Figure he wants Santa Claus […]
As I walked to the train station this morning, I had the theme song of Laverne and Shirley just buzzing in my head: “one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Sclemeel, schlemazel, hasenfeffer incorporated.” Huh? That’s right. What the heck was that line about? That lyric probably […]
Are you fearful as we near the end of this calendar year? Does the mere mention of December 21 accelerate your heart-rate as if you were running on a treadmill? Do you foresee a coming apocalypse in the very near future -say in two weeks to be exact? December 21, 2012 has a […]
It’s the holiday season and I am feeling generous. After interviewing a series of job candidates this past year, I thought I would share some dos and don’ts of interviewing-in particular, at a non-profit. Most of these ideas are applicable to both for-profit and non-profit settings. However, non-profits […]
Much is made about the workplace benefits of experienced and long-term employees. In particular, it is assumed that with such employees the organization develops a memory data-bank that becomes institutional and is part of the overall success of a company. Thusly, it is referred to as Institutional Memory. […]
Upon hearing this past week that the Catholic Church in Milan, Italy has set up an exorcist hotline to deal with an influx of calls, I was reminded of my childhood in the South Bronx. Growing up deep in the South Bronx with other Puerto Ricans, in a […]
With increased access of the HIV/AIDS positive to relatively effective anti-retroviral therapy, the rapid decline that characterized the health trajectory of infected individuals in the early years of the epidemic has been arrested in the developed world, but unfortunately, as the modern attention span is short, this can […]