About Linda

Happy New Year, L’Shana tova!  The Jewish new year, 5772  started on Rosh Hashonah 2011 and is an opportunity for new starts, to right wrongs, to improve life.  

I am a wanderer and I take the opportunity for new starts as often as possible.  I wander on foot and through conversation and have ended up in interesting places to say the least .   Conversation is the best way to travel when my feet are grounded, conversation based on listening and two-way communication.  Communication leads to connection and there is amazing strength in connections, and opportunity for new starts of relationships and ideas.  Identity(tour)5772 is my new start this year as I build connections through conversation  with Eastern Europe Jews, explore Jewish identity, and,  what makes each of us ‘us’.   

I’ve been exploring identity my whole life, personally and professionally – and it’s great fun.  I think uncovering identity is like putting together a puzzle that changes as we enter new experiences and while interacting with other’s identities.  Me, I focus on internal and external identity including how our human nature mimics the laws of science and nature and is part of our individual and species identity  (check out http://www.humannatureconcpts.com beginning in December.)  

Identity is complex, but I think it starts within.   There’s a saying ‘the way you do anything is the way you do everything’ and that includes how each of us wanders through life – and communicates and behaves.  As a communication and conflict management coach, I help people identify ‘the way’ (I use the DiSC profile http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DISC_assessment).   DiSC  explains that ‘anything’ and ‘everything’.   The other vital tool I think is so interesting for defining a life journey are values:  what we ‘need’ in our life to focus goals, conflict, and even manage money.    

I look forward to 5772 being the year where connections build strength, good communication blossoms into good conversations, values-based journeys lead to strong identity, and our human nature embraces our humanity.

 

6 responses to “About Linda

  1. Wishing you a successful journey, each day filled with inspiration and awe.

  2. Hey i finally found this! where are you? What are you learning? Sending good thoughts and prayers your way.

  3. Sis, you are quite the explorer and communicator! In awe, with love!

  4. Hi Linda,

    It’s Lisa. We met at the Travelogue a couple of weeks ago, and then I misplaced your card only to stumble upon it today so that I could find your blog. I’m excited to follow you in your journey of identity, as I think it is an important journey we are all on.

    • Hi Lisa,

      It’s so good to hear from you. I hope the rest of your NYC trip was good and you are safely nested back home.
      I hope we can stay in touch and share support and ideas. I’m looking forward to hearing more about your thoughts on your own identity and also your thoughts on your daughter. It’s all so interesting – and important!

      Shalom,
      Linda

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