Category: Changing life experience

  • Inaugural Ambitions

    On Wednesday, my daughters watched the female vice president of the United States get sworn in. The ceremonious events, that thanks to COVID and virtual learning I got to watch with my daughters, represented new possibilities. They represented hope that the future will not look like the past… or the present, which isn’t working for a lot […]

  • Never Forget, for Gen Z and Me

    9/11 impacted me on a deeper level last year than it had in the past, thanks to my students. You might think that 18 years later the impact of an event like 9/11 would fade. Actually, I realized in reflection that the trajectory of my life shifted significantly because of that day. Last year, while […]

  • Why It’s Hard To Make Critical (Or Any) Decisions Right Now

    The process of grief can be different for everyone. Here are ways you can help others and recognize your own stages of grief.

  • New Meanings to “Never Forget” 9/11 for Younger Generations…and Me

    9/11 impacted me more this year than last, thanks to my students. You might think that 18 years later the impact of an event like 9/11 would fade. Actually, I realized in reflection this year that the trajectory of my life shifted significantly because of that day. As I was planning this semester’s coursework and […]

  • A Day in the Life of You, Average 2019 American Worker / By Karen Huller / Labor Day 2019

      This morning, after a long weekend, You fight traffic Dodging rushing drivers To not get docked or dinged For being late or seeming like You can’t be reliable.   Another disgruntled shooter Showed up at work this weekend. You wonder about the people You were relieved to see go. Are they really gone? Not […]

  • If You’re Robbing Yourself of Fun and Self-Care During Your Job Search, You’re robbing Yourself of Results (Prescription Within!)

      When I was out of work for 10 months after 9/11, I was not only in between jobs but also in between living arrangements. I wasn’t officially a roommate to my boyfriend (now husband) and his roommate since I was not paying rent, and I could not continue to live with my bachelor father, […]

  • The Perfect Pass, and I Dropped the Ball

    I was given the perfect opening, and I dropped the ball. It’s really odd. I had my HR Summit presentation for the Greater Valley Forge Human Resources Association finished a couple months before I had to deliver it. I had plenty of time to learn it. I switched things around several times, including at the […]

  • “Can You Teach an Adult Compassion?”

      This was a question posed by a friend on mine on Facebook. Some were under the impression that you can’t. My answer: “You can develop emotional intelligence through mindfulness techniques, but that would have to be voluntary. ‘I tried to find a video I saw (I thought it was Samantha Bee) where they brought global […]

  • Has Overwhelm Sabotaged Your Momentum?

    Yes, I want it all. Don’t we all? Don’t you want to be able to afford the finer things in life – to visit exotic places, and live in a beautiful home, and to give your kids the best education and experiences? You, like me, also want time to enjoy them. You want to know […]

  • Why Hypnosis? Answer: Disruption – For Real

    Eight years ago I watched a video during my pregnancy called The Business Of Being Born. Learning about the cascade of interventions and how they can lead to further complications was frightening. I vowed to give birth under as many natural conditions as possible, avoiding all potential UNNECESSARY medical interventions, including, but not limited to […]