If People are Making Your Holidays More ‘Harumph,” than “Ho, Ho, Ho,” Try This ‘Tis the season! Ostensibly… For many, the holidays are more stressful than stupendous, however, with arguments erupting over everything from what to do, (“We always play board games…”) to what… Read More
“You Should Have Told Me!”… Should I? Recently, I was having a conversation with my husband about whether he should speak to a friend about choices he was making that Keith and others found… wackadoodle. “I can’t… Read More
May Your Holiday Be Filled with Characters—and Character As many of you will be in the throes of eating, or digesting, your Thanksgiving rations next Thursday I thought it prudent to send along my holiday thoughts this week.… Read More
What Happens When Intention Meets Intuition? This past weekend on The Splendid Table podcast, I heard Will Guidara, partner at Eleven Madison Park, (voted “World’s 50 Best of the Best Restaurants,” among other accolades,) talk about… Read More
Are You Keeping Track or Keeping Score….With Yourself? Last week I wrote about how to tell if someone in your life is keeping track or keeping score. Why? Because when people around you are keeping score it can… Read More
Are People in Your Life Keeping Track—or Keeping Score? This past week I was speaking with a client whose team was completing a large project. Things were going OK but, she said, but there was one team member whose… Read More
“Because You Said So?” I Don’t Think So A few weeks ago, I wrote about phrases that do not promote harmony.  This past week I attended a meeting where I was reminded of another:  “Because I said so.” … Read More
“A Busy Mind is Not Necessarily an Anxious Mind” Greetings all, The onset of fall has been pulling me in multiple directions.  I’m thinking the same might be true for many of you. And while I would like to… Read More
You May “Know” It—but I Wouldn’t Say It Over the years, I’ve written about words and phrases that do not improve the situation.  (“Calm down” and “I told you so,” are top contenders.) Here’s another: “I know you…”… Read More
What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the messages I’ve received since I wrote about Tiger’s passing because I know when someone loses someone they love, it can be… Read More