Yesterday morning my son greeted me with a question, and our ensuing conversation was short but provocative. “Mom did you know it’s Black History Month?” “Yeah. What should we do?” I was pretty much a deer in headlights, wondering if I was going to get called out. He shrugged. “I guess we can just be … Continue reading Celebrating Black History Month at Home
Allyship Matters: Seven Words to ponder during Black History Month
A couple years ago, Aris and I were in the back of an Uber crawling along Upper Richmond Road in Southwest London. Gazing out the window, I spotted someone whom I thought was dressed strangely and I made a comment. My son didn’t waste a moment in responding sharply, “Not everyone dresses like you Mom. … Continue reading Allyship Matters: Seven Words to ponder during Black History Month
Stay Present…or You Might Miss the Magic
Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa painting is presented at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France on 6 July 2019. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images) For his milestone birthday a couple years ago, I gifted my brother a trip to Paris. Well, first he had to find his way to London, and I’d take … Continue reading Stay Present…or You Might Miss the Magic
How to Cultivate Empathy: Stand in their Shoes
Photo credit: Arlene Amitirigala This is part of the series Lessons from the Backseat...I remember the precise moment five years ago when I realized that my daughter, Lauren, understood the meaning of empathy. Tears were streaming down her face when I picked her up from elementary school. Sitting in the backseat with her brother, she … Continue reading How to Cultivate Empathy: Stand in their Shoes
Ask Me: How was my day?
This is part of the series Lessons from the Backseat…Do you make the time to truly see others and find out what’s on their mind? When my daughter Lauren was in kindergarten, we had a nightly routine. We would snuggle up in her bed and I would ask her to tell me all about her … Continue reading Ask Me: How was my day?