Were I to make a list of favorite months, November would be near the top. In my corner of southeastern Pennsylvania, the month starts with peak fall color. I love food, which makes Thanksgiving — with its festive and seasonal fare — a happy occasion. Then the month ends in cozy anticipation of the holidays (and usually my "birthday week" — I like to arrang… read more »
One of the biggest perks of speaking at TED Women was getting to hear the other speakers. One of the most fascinating for me -- given what I write about -- was NYU memory researcher Lila Davachi. She spoke about how the brain perceives time in the past. Time goes slower, she noted, when there are lots of memories created. When people say they want more time, they ge… read more »
So it has been quite a day. I did not make it through the whole thing to the bitter end -- so, alas, I only got to hear Taylor Dayne sing once today. But anyway, my TED talk went great! I was up early to be to hair and make-up by 6:45. After getting my full-on fake eyelashes (supposedly they look good on camera) I got my oh-so-TED face microphone, and then went on stage as… read more »
I'm in San Francisco this week to speak at TED Women. The actual talk is tomorrow, but I was able to practice on stage today, which was pretty fun. It will be more fun tomorrow with a big audience, because part of speaking is feeding off the energy in a room. I'm looking forward to it.
One of my favorite parts of traveling to the West Coast is the time change (seriousl… read more »
In April of 2015, I decided to start tracking my time continuously. You can read my account of the first year in this essay. One question I got asked a lot after that was whether I was going to keep going, and the answer is yes! I have just passed the 18 month mark. It certainly feels like a habit. I have developed methods for doing it without compromising life too muc… read more »