February: the Most Difficult Month…? T.S. Eliot wrote that April, with its on-again-off-again promise of spring, is the cruelest month. My theory is that February is the most difficult. Why do I think this? Because… Read More
“Um…HR is on the phone for you…” (Boundaries, Part 2) Last week I wrote about the importance of maintaining healthy boundaries for myself while remaining open to the concerns/needs of others. This week I saw what happens when others hold… Read More
Boundaries: A Balancing Act. When Are They Helpful to You But Harmful to Others? While in the Galapagos in January I did some super-deluxe snorkeling. That said, I always got cold freakishly easily. So easily that part of me often felt like a dope… Read More
Are You Defending Against Non-Existent Predators? This past week I was lucky enough to travel to the Galapagos Islands. As you can see in the photos, above, prickly cacti abound on every island but one– the… Read More
It Isn’t the Mountains Ahead to Climb that Wear You Down, it’s the Pebble in Your Shoe “It Isn’t the Mountains Ahead to Climb that Wear You Down, it’s the Pebble in Your Shoe” This quote from Muhammad Ali came across my desk the other day and… Read More
“If You Spot It, You Got It” A few of you may be familiar with the above phrase, best used (in my experience) by yourself, about yourself, when someone is saying or doing something that is getting… Read More
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