As a primary care physician, I FINALLY have a remedy I can give to my patients in their most painful time to start them on their healing journey. When no one seems to know the right words to say, these poems provide solace and the sense that ‘you are not alone.'”
—Pamela K. Brar, MD
Natasha was the First-Year M.B.A. Program CoordinatorNatasha was the First-Year M.B.A. Program Coordinator at the Whittemore School of Business and Econo...
Natasha with her best-selling first bookPaths to Power: A Woman’s Guide from First Job to Top Executive...
Natasha’s article “Management Men and Women: Closed Vs. Open Doors” in Harvard Business Review
Natasha’s article “Women Executives: The Accessibility Factor” in the Work/Life section of Ms. Magazine
Natasha’s poem: “Impressions from an Office”on the front page of The Wall Street Journal’s National Business Employment Weekly...
Natasha being honored at the Third Annual “Tribute to Women” at the California Women in Government Conference in San Diego, California
Natasha and world-renowned artist Francoise Gilot, who illustrated Natasha's first book of poetry
Natasha receiving “Woman of the Year” award at the Women in Management Conference in Los Angeles, California
Natasha, commencement speaker, with Dean Richard Atkinson...at the UCSD Third College commencement in La Jolla, California...
Natasha playing guitar and singing poems from her children’s bookA Hundred Scoops of Ice Cream: Tiny Tales, for kindergartners in San Diego, California....
Dr. Eric Topol, well-known genomics researcher, showing Natasha how to use an iPhone to do a cardiogram
Poems - January 12, 2018
I worry about the ozone layer and acid rain
I worry about the destruction
of the Amazon rain forest
about the possibility of a nuclear disaster
and the depletion of our fossil fuels
I worry about the endangered species
and the pollution of our oceans
about overpopulation and gang violence
about the famine in Africa
a war in the Middle East
the rise of teenage pregnancies
the hospital crisis, AIDS
the federal deficit
the abused children
the peace negotiations
I worry and feel so helpless
about our earth
our country, our streets
So in the meantime
I’ll call my mother more often
be there for my family
look in on my neighbor
take care of a friend
support worthwhile causes
be honest and outspoken
In the meantime
what I can do is
start improving the world
in my own backyard
Thoughts - January 12, 2018
Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us.” Paul Edward Theroux, American travel writer and novelist (b. 1941) Fiction can be a momentary escape from life’s travails.
Articles - January 16, 2018
Two questions we ask ourselves with little information on how to exactly answer are Does my life have meaning? and Am I happy? What do we need to be aware of when pondering these questions? According to David Brooks in “The Problem with Meaning” (The New York Times, January 5, 2015): A meaningful life is MORE >