“Thank You for Your Rude Surprise…AKA Your Email” The below quote strikes a chord all the time, but never more than in the summer months… perhaps because it’s hot and sticky?  At any rate, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, “A… Read More
Tired of Negative Self-Talk? Make This: A Priority Growing up, one of (many) non-negotiable choices in our house was proper grammar.  (For example, if your sibling was looking for their sneakers, you wouldn’t get in trouble for hurling… Read More
What Could Happen if You Listened to Find Out? One of my favorite quotes about listening comes from J. Krishnamurti who said, “If you are listening to find out, then your mind is free, not committed to anything; it… Read More
When You Go Straight from “Can You Help Me?” to “You’re Dead to Me,” You Miss an Opportunity Over the past month I have had the same experience, in varying iterations, no fewer than 3 times.  Sounded like a topic for a blog post to me. Here’s what’s… Read More
Diagnose Like a Doctor–Without all that Pesky Med School A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to work with a sales team. Part of my remit was to help them respond to comments (complaints…) with greater finesse (patience….) … 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
‘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
“A Car Accident, a Head Cold, a Lie Before Breakfast…” One of my favorite books of all time is J.D. Salinger’s Franny and Zooey. The reasons I love it are too numerous to recount. For today the lines below, describing… Read More