“Wishing You a One-Touch New Year” (AKA Happy New Year! It’s Time to Tighten Your Nuts) On December 31st, the Well desk of The New York Times published an article titled, “Your Best Advice of 2022” While a number of offerings caught my attention, the one… Read More
There’s “Compare and Despair” AND there’s “Compare and Repair” Some of you may be familiar with the phrase “compare and despair” – used to remind us that comparing our insides to other people’s outsides usually ends up with us… Read More
What Makes Some Support More Naughty than Nice? It appears—judging by articles along the lines of the NY Times’ recent piece on “The Magic of Less Holiday Magic”—that many people are overwhelmed at the prospect of keeping up… Read More
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
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
“I Made a Mistake” vs. “I Made a Bad Decision” This past August, The New Yorker published an article on a support group for white-collar criminals. The piece offers a lot to consider, but the thing that’s been taking up… Read More
“Travel with It…” It’s Much the Harder Thing to Do: Welcome 2020 Happy New Year! It’s a privilege and a pleasure to start the decade with you. As those of you know who have been reading the Wow for a while, each… Read More
Wishing You the Kindest of Holidays As Hanukkah and Christmas converge and Season’s Greetings fly, “Merry, Happy, Jolly, and Joy” are frequently in play—and all are delightful. Here in the land of Wow, however, we would… Read More
You Are, Among all People, Most Richly Blessed Hello and welcome to the beginning of the holiday season! For some, this time of year is a Hallmark movie, complete with cozy sweaters, warm cider, crackling fires and the… Read More
“You’ll Never Be Better than You are Today!”: Helpful Lines for Awkward Moments Was it just me, or did you find the 5-day holiday ‘weekend’ overwhelming? By its end, I was more convinced than ever that naptime is something that should be required… Read More