Packing up and moving a family is stressful; doing it while nine months pregnant made me downright cranky.

There’s a beautiful turn of phrase in the Greek language that I adore. When someone in our village didn’t recognize me, they didn’t ask, “Who are you?”Instead, they inquired, “Whose are you?”

Birthdays, anniversaries… what I love about milestones is the opportunity to reflect. Where have we been and where are we going?

I’ve had a strained relationship with feminism over the years. Unexpectedly, we reconciled this spring. Gloria Steinem turned 87-years old on March 25, and on her birthday I had the privilege of discussing the feminist icon with a panel of journalists gathered by the Bedford Playhouse. 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And, sometimes, the most stressful. We love making memories with family, though time together can trigger a lot of emotions. So here are some bright and insightful tips from my dear friend and Get Louder podcast partner Cristina Young, LCSW.

Today, I’m going back to the beginning, to my why. Why do I care about public speaking?

If you’ve perused this website, even briefly, or heard me jump on my soapbox in a personal conversation you’re aware of my core principle: Even a one-on-one conversation is an exercise in public speaking.

When babies are just born the milestones come fast and furiously.  New, little humans learn at a frenzied pace and it warrants tons of oohing and aahing. Am I right, parents?

If you’re born and raised in Massachusetts, you’re a Patriots fan. I’m no different. I’m not the hard-core girl fan who sits with the boys and wears team gear, screaming at the TV.  I’m the peripheral fan, who loves pizza and snacks on a Sunday afternoon.

It has been 100 years since women were granted the right to vote and, still, there is much disparity to overcome for us who demand equal rights.

I believe every person is born with the strength to share his or her voice. Sometimes, we just need help to uncover it. That’s why I started Ganias Media Lab.