The Impact of The National Geographic Society

The Impact of The National Geographic Society

Protecting the Wonders of Our World My late husband, Alex Trebek, and I were personal and professional champions of the National Geographic Society for many years. Alex was the founding host of the National Geographic Bee, which brought together students from all over...
The Best Laid Plans…

The Best Laid Plans…

Holiday Past For nearly ten years our Army son was not home during the holidays.  Sometimes it was because it was his turn to take over guard duty at the base so colleagues who had children could share the holiday with their little ones.  At other times it was because...
Happy Headlines- Dance! Dance! Dance!

Happy Headlines- Dance! Dance! Dance!

In the immortal words of J.T. – “when you feel the good, good creepin’ up on you,” the only thing left to do is “dance, dance, dance… come on.” It’s an undeniable fact that humans love to shake what their Mamas gave them. We bet you’ve been to an office party or two...
Navigating Life’s Transitions

Navigating Life’s Transitions

Transitions are Hard If you believe that, then you are correct. If you don’t believe that, then you are also correct. It is a mindset, not a fact.  If you see life changes as hard, challenging, unwanted, unfair, etc. then you will indeed feel uncomfortable, unhappy,...
The Challenge of Transition

The Challenge of Transition

California Three years ago, when my husband was offered a job in Brooklyn, we jumped at the chance.  We’d lived in Greenwich Village years ago, before our two sons were born.  Before we’d moved to Studio City.  Before the friendships made through years of parenting,...
The Simple Joys of Enjoying

The Simple Joys of Enjoying

My husband and I had ticked off from our list the sites of Florence and Venice.  We headed to La Spezia, an unremarkable town that was the base for exploring the famous Cinque Terra, a series of five small Italian towns perched like tiny gems above the Ligurian Sea. ...
Great Granola Recipe

Great Granola Recipe

Homemade Makes It Better! I love homemade granola…and this recipe is shared by my very dear friend Jane Lockhart, who happens to be an amazing cook, inspired knitter, creative gardener, world traveler, successful business woman, adoring wife, dog mama, maven of...

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