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
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