Notes from the Slap Heard Around the World (Or, How Mr. Rock Avoided Being Triggered and You Can, Too) Last week I had the opportunity to interact with a live audience, which made me happy; taking questions in real time is one of my favorite activities. One question I… Read More
The Forgiveness Rainbow (Because Forgiveness is Rarely Black and White)   It’s funny how topics arrive in batches. A few weeks ago, everyone was having difficult conversations. This past week everyone seems to be talking about forgiveness: at work, at… Read More
Stevie Wonder Might “Just” Have Been Calling to Say He Loves You…. For the Rest of Us? It’s Just Not a Great Choice Stevie Wonder Might “Just” Have Been Calling to Say He Loves You…. For the Rest of Us? It’s Just Not a Great Choice Many of you reached out to me… Read More
Truly. Not Your Friend   One Word (Truly) Dilutes Your Message As someone who is almost entirely aural (i.e., My primary intake pathway is my ears…) I am highly sensitive to noise. When this… Read More
Powerless is Not Helpless (I.O.W. “Do What You Can, With What You’ve Got, Where You Are”) Many of you are likely familiar with the quote, “Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where… Read More
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