5 Simple Rules for Living and Leading

by Alli Polin on November 7, 2017

As I drove slowly down the street, through the neighborhood, on my way home, I saw a woman who I assumed was walking her dog up ahead. She stood motionless, silent, and looked like she was waiting. As I neared, she walked away, no dog in tow. 


Why Your Next Step Isn’t What You Think

by Alli Polin on May 12, 2015

your next step is not what you think

I watched my son’s eyes open wide when he saw his new LEGO set.  He begged to start immediately building and invited his good friend from across the street to join him. Together, they unloaded all of the packets of LEGO and instruction books.  I could hear from down the hall as his friend took control, “This is what we need to do first, sort by color than shape.” 


Are you in control of your technology or does it control you?

It was two hours before 2015 and my 11 year old daughter’s friend taught her a nifty trick – she can text on her iPod.  My 9 year old son was thrilled to get into the action too.  I thought that they’d be out of primary school before I had to teach them good tech habits, but my daughter has put on her technology training wheels, long before I was ready, and is taking them out for a spin.