Supermarket/Snorkel: How to Make Sense of Others’ (Incomprehensible) Habits Ever since he’s known me, my husband has been baffled by my ability to lose all sense of time– and any pretense of focus– the minute I enter a grocery… Read More
It’s Easier to Daydream When You’re Going Uphill This past week, I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Kauai. One of the most exciting (beautiful, fun, mentally and physically challenging) things my husband, Keith and… Read More
The Closest Exit May Be Behind You (2.0) The combination of spending yesterday on an airplane and various business…. let’s call them “conundrums” brought to mind a post I wrote four years ago entitled “The Closest Exit May… Read More
Speaking Skills Learned from Saturday Night Live This past week I had the pleasure of working with a group of six very youthful presenters, all of whom were preparing to speak with– let’s delicately say– a more… Read More
The Path to Purpose—it’s a Podcast! A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of being a guest on “The Path to Purpose,” a podcast hosted by Shannon M. Carlisle. We covered a lot of topics… Read More
Be Flexible About Everything But “If”:  Welcome 2018 As those of you know who have been reading the Wow for a while, I pick a theme for each year. What is the theme for 2018? Be flexible about… Read More
Don’t Confine the Divine For those who observe a mid-winter, religious holiday of some kind the last few weeks have likely been hectic: special foods had to be prepared; various decorations needed to be… Read More
“How so?”: & Other Gambits to Keep You out of Holiday Hot Water As many of you know, I am a super-fan of NPR; within the NPR family I am deeply and profoundly obsessed with Joshua Johnson from 1A. In addition to swooning… Read More
“I Can’t Believe You Wore a Plunging Neckline When You Saved Mankind” For many, this season of joy and merrymaking is, in fact, the most wonderful time of the year. Simultaneously, however, many of us spend this time struggling with interactions (or… Read More
Call With No News (It’s an Easy Way to Build Trust) This past June I was contracted for—and completed– a speaking engagement for which I have not yet been paid. Because I hold relentlessness as a virtue (despite the low-grade contempt… Read More