Congratulations! You Won Tried!!! These past weeks I have been giving thought to both my family of origin’s—and our culture’s—attitude toward trying. Regarding my family, I have realized that not only were we to… Read More
Are You Hungry? Or Do You Have an Appetite? A Distinction with a Difference This past week I was fascinated by an article titled, “The Starvation Study that Changed the World.” What was the goal of the study? “…to offer insight on how starvation… Read More
How to Talk (Effectively) with Your Doctor A few weeks ago, I was asked to be on “The Physician’s Guide to Doctoring” podcast. The host’s intention was for me to help doctors communicate more effectively with their… Read More
It’s 2024: Ask for (and Offer) Direction—Not DirectionS Hello! It’s lovely to reconnect. If you’ve been in the Wow-world for a bit, you know I pick a theme for each year. (Last year was decreed a “one-touch” year… Read More
What’s Your Wick? (And Is It Lit?) Yesterday I went to light a candle, only to discover it had no wick. Hhhmmm…. I moved along to another candle, but it got me thinking: How many of us… Read More
Before You ‘Do’ Another Holiday, What Kind of Perfectionist Are You? (Messy, Classic, Procrastinating…) With one holiday behind us and many more looming, it can be easy to fall into the ‘doing’ of the holidays, rather than their celebration. (As a side note: The… Read More
Ready Or Not “Ready ENOUGH—Here I Come!” Depending on your age, hearing someone shout, “Ready or not, here I come!” will have you crouching behind the nearest piece of furniture, determined not to be the first one… Read More
“The Listener Completes the Song” (AKA “Paul Simon Explains Intention vs. Impact”) Last month I listened to Howard Stern interview Paul Simon. At one point Howard said to Paul, “This song is about your father, right?” “No,” Paul responded. After some back… Read More
Grandiosity vs Shame: What Happens When One Gets Swapped In for the Other? This past week I read a book titled, “Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity.” Let’s leave my thoughts on the book entirely to one side. The thrust of this… Read More
Adopt this Sailing Technique & Keep Your Employees (Not to Mention Kids, Partners—& Dogs!) Happy Part of my recent vacation was spent on a sailboat (Yep, that’s the boat, pictured above, left.) One thing I learned from our captain (Yep, that is she—with me—pictured above,… Read More