reentry’s a bear

January 5, 2010

in communication,life

unlike most of the world, today’s my first official day back at work. i took an extra day of vacation due to one child’s school closure (go figure). even so, i started feeling reality’s pull as i began weeding my inbox a few days ago.

reentry’s a bear, isn’t it?

to wrest myself from my vacation mindset with minimal pain, i create things to get jazzed about. it’s the only way i suffer reentry and people suffer me.

here’s what i’ve got cookin’:

  • the launch of cohealth, a wellness knowledge co-op greg matthews and i’ve developed. i’ll share more details later this week, but here’s the gist: cohealth is for any hr, business, or communication leader with an interest in workplace wellness, even if that interest comes with a healthy dose of skepticism. the choice of “cooperative” is, of course, intentional. like any true cooperative, it’ll be owned and controlled by those involved and will depend on member contributions for its success. greg and i see ourselves as merely facilitators of the exchange.
  • a late march trip to AZ with my sister and her husband for some great hikeshike with carey, like this one in oregon. we’re figuring out what of the grand canyon we want to and can conquer with our 9- and 11-year-olds—any recommendations are welcome!

throw in a mini vacation in february, and i think i’ll make it.

may you also identify things that jazz you. good luck with your reentry.


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Jason January 5, 2010 at 9:30 am

Sounds like a great start to a great year!


fran January 5, 2010 at 9:55 am

indeed. look forward to your input on cohealth!



Crystal Peterson January 5, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Sounds like you’re off and running! Happy New Year!


fran January 5, 2010 at 3:43 pm

thanks, crystal. sounds like you “enjoyed” another vacation day yesterday, too.



Jean C. January 6, 2010 at 2:23 pm

you’ve inspired once again! I look forward to cohealth and, as my own new year commitment to staying informed, will go now and read the items in your earlier series that I didn’t get to yet.

As for me: getting through the winter with a pseudo-trip to Miami: watch Bird Cage from the vantage point of a beach towel and umbrella in the family room. And looking ahead to a real-life trip to Paris and southern France (Niece area) in May. Drool!


fran January 6, 2010 at 3:19 pm

glad you’ll be joining us for cohealth, jean! i’ll join you for that family room viewing. sounds like our virtual summer picnics that take place on a sheet in front of a roaring fire. for that matter, i’ll join you for the real-life trip to nice, too.



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