Posts By Janet Hoffman


Rediscovering Girlhood’s Lost Vision

Girlhood is a new nonfiction book by Melissa Febos, an author and professor. In her book, she mourns the innate sense of infinite possibility we experience when we are very […]


Champion of Human Rights: An Interview with Lena Alhusseini

Lena Alhusseini works in the field of human rights and accountability. With an outstanding record of professional commitment to serving populations in need, Lena has been the director of Oregon’s child welfare program as well as the executive director of the Arab-American Family Support Center where she focused on helping domestic violence survivors in the New York City area.


Not Just Pie in the Sky: The Story of a Baking and Business Entrepreneur

When we look back to the past and consider what was historically considered to be the role of women, we usually think of the role of homemaker—a role that would naturally include baking. Today when we think of the role of women, we naturally consider the fact that women now play a significant role in creating a thriving economy. One Canadian woman, Wanda Beaver, combines these two roles—checking both boxes in one stroke.


Valentine’s Day Prescription for Living from the Heart

One day in New York City, I passed a many-windowed bookstore and stopped to look more closely at an unusual window display. There must have been 20 books in this […]


The Pandemic, Women, and Leadership

In 2019, prior to the pandemic, of the companies that made up the 2019 Fortune 500 list, 6.6 percent had women CEOs—the highest number ever and a significant increase from […]


Six Thousand Maasai Women Learn Transcendental Meditation

Before the onset of colonialism, the East African native population thrived as approximately 100 different sovereign and autonomous nations—with their own languages and cultures, laws and traditions. The creation of […]


Feeling Depressed? Combat Pandemic Isolation Blues

Before the pandemic swept our society into new rules of behavior, scientific research—including a 2017 review of 40 other studies on public health consequences of isolation—had shown that loneliness can […]


School Teaching Reimagined in the Year 2020

During the pandemic, teachers have had challenges that their academic training couldn’t have anticipated. Unlike teaching in person, with distance learning teachers have had to work harder to connect with […]


How to Do the Right Thing

Most children are raised to be thoughtful adults who will try, in every circumstance, to “do the right thing.” “Just do the right thing!” we tell ourselves when we face […]


When Teenage Girls Meditate

Parents know that eye-rolling and door slamming are coming when their daughter is approaching her teen years. Sometimes it doesn’t end up being so bad. Sometimes it’s worse than you […]


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