About

Suburbo-types is my brainchild but was inspired by many of my friends and my curiosity about others.  Since I turned 40, I have been examining some of the preconceived notions I have had about myself and the people that I meet.  Because of my work as an occupational therapist, I have a background in neuroscience that has made me wonder about the inner workings of our brain.   These two converged this past year as I caught myself “profiling” another mom that I had just met.  I knew her for all of 5 minutes and in my mind I had captured what I thought was an accurate representation of her, and I am sure she did the same.  How did we come up with our composites?  What made me think of her in these terms?  What disservice was I doing to her by summing her up in such a way?  What did she think of me?

My blog is a way to answer these questions and to help me understand why I think the ways I think when meeting another person.  It will be a reflection of the recorded “conversations”  (interview sounds too formal) I have with people I know.  I will also examine media in relation to this topic.  Sometimes I may rant, sometimes ponder, sometimes question.  I invite you to share your ideas and thoughts and maybe we can all get to know each other, and ourselves,  a little better, without the judgement.

My name is Jeanne (pronounced “jean-ee,” only my mom and sisters call me “jean”) and I am happily wed to an all around great guy and the proud mom of two seriously awesome school age girls.  Pennsylvania was my childhood home and now enjoy the good life of the Pacific Northwest.   My work as a pediatric occupational therapist is challenging and fulfilling.  I have wonderful friends.  I have always been told the following three things:  “You’re overthinking it,” “Have you ever considered writing?” and the dreaded “You are not meeting your potential.”  Hmmmm….

11 comments on “About

  1. Susan Glavin says:

    I love this inquiry! i will definitely be reading your posts and passing them along !’m certain.
    Thanks for sharing you with us!

  2. Barbara Hoffer says:

    Jeannie,
    Love you for always venturing in new directions…this one is exciting. Happy to participate in whatever way supports you….As luck may have it, I’m currently in a 16 week “Creativity Coaching Course” to breakthrough my own blocks toward self expression…writing is #1! xoxBarbara

  3. mymagic100 says:

    I just found your blog via Freshly Pressed, and am so glad I did… your posts are thoughtful and thought-provoking, and I’m happy to add myself as a follower :).

  4. menusofamom says:

    I am so happy to nominate you for this lovely ‘Very inspiring blog award’! Please visit http://menusofamom.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/very-inspiring-blogger-award/ for further details.
    Thank you,
    Dawn

  5. Wendy Zake says:

    I have Nominated your Blog for the Blog Of The year 2012 Award! For more details……http://globallightmindsdailyinspirations.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ Congratulations!

  6. Stephanie Jacobson says:

    Jeanne,
    Love your blog! I just discovered it but will keep tuning in 🙂

  7. Merci pour suivre mon blog. Ayez un grand mardi! d–0.o–b CIao!!!

  8. Gede Prama says:

    Dear friend, Thank you very much, I was really happy to have been following your blog. I’m still a lot to figure out, and here I can only say that you are an awesome blogger, full Inspiring and hope you can inspire more readers. Thanks and greetings compassion from Gede Prama 🙂

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