Write Yourself a Doctor’s Note   A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post titled, “Quit While You’re Behind,” which resonated with lots of you. Today’s post is a follow up. Why? Because while… Read More
It’s 2022: Time to Raise Your Allowance—Hallelujah! Greetings and welcome to 2022! It’s a pleasure to connect in the New Year. If you’ve been a Wow reader for a while, you know that each year I pick… Read More
Anybody Home? : The Freedom We Have When We Have Self Respect One of my heroes died last week: Joan Didion. Famous for her screenplays (“Panic in Needle Park” and Barbra Streisand’s, “A Star is Born”) and her novels, the most well… Read More
‘Tis the Season – of Re-Gifting? Greetings all! The holiday season is upon us, with its attendant frenzy of gifting and—if we are honest—re-gifting. (Never fear, this is not a post on the etiquette of re-gifting.)… Read More
It’s Never as Good as it Seems. It’s Never as Bad as it Seems. A few weeks ago, I decided to begin educating myself about cryptocurrency by listening to an interview with Brian Armstrong, the inventor of Coinbase. After listening to it, I’m clearer… Read More
Quit While You’re Behind     The majority of us are familiar with the phrase, “Quit while you’re ahead,” used to remind ourselves, or others, that there are situations when it’s best to get… Read More
“A Car Accident, a Head Cold, a Lie Before Breakfast…” One of my favorite books of all time is J.D. Salinger’s Franny and Zooey. The reasons I love it are too numerous to recount. For today the lines below, describing… Read More
“I Made a Mistake” vs. “I Made a Bad Decision” This past August, The New Yorker published an article on a support group for white-collar criminals. The piece offers a lot to consider, but the thing that’s been taking up… Read More
“That’s Not a Terrible Idea…” As those of you know who have been on the Wow journey for a while, the nuances of language live large for me. Today, I’d like to look at a… Read More
Are You Doing New Things in an Old Way? Dear Former Wow-of-the-Week’ers—Now Intrepid Here-and-Wow’ers, It’s wonderful to reconnect! I’ve missed being in touch with you. As you may remember, my last post outlined some of the ways I thought… Read More