I can't get enough of the fall foliage; I'm drawn in by the daily change in colors, and I look closely, attempting to note the change and remember it, since it will, no doubt, be different tomorrow.
I've been listening to a recent series on NPR, called "Stretched" and it focuses on the full-spectrum of stories that capture the working parents' juggling act. Topics include childcare, work-life balance and paid leave. Each story resonates so strongly for me, because ultimately we're all trying to do the best that we can for our people, right? And sometimes, life's circumstances make that really hard. I've been encouraged by the series because I think it's important to increase awareness of these challenges by talking about them—only then will we be able to make improvements. You can listen to the series on npr.org.
I watched this video this week about why we need creative kids, and I loved these thoughts about how to raise creative children: 1) focus on values over rules, 2) praise character over behavior, and 3) learn lessons from children's books.
The World Wildlife Fund released a report that wildlife populations have dropped by almost 60% in 40 years. How tragic! The director general of WWF International said, “We are entering a new era… in which humans rather than natural forces are the primary drivers of planetary change.” The time is ripe for humans to start acknowledging the consequences of our actions.
Lastly, Amazon has just released a new 10-part series called "Good Girls Revolt" that tells the story of newsroom gender bias in the 1970s. The series celebrates a group of fictitious women who rise up, and it is inspired by a true, gender-discrimination landmark case involving a group of women working at Newsweek magazine. I'm hoping to start watching this weekend. You can watch on Amazon, and season one if free if you have Prime.