Do You Ever Depress Yourself? (How to Short-Circuit a Conversation—and How to Help Someone Who Just Did) This past week, I was included in a conversation where one of the people speaking was—well—wrong. Her facts were not correct. Here comes the tricky part: it didn’t matter. It… Read More
Wow Your Way into the Life of Your Dreams Hi Wow-Types, Today’s Wow of the Week is an announcement: I’m writing a new book. (Yes, it’s true. I said I never would write another book, but it’s also true… Read More
“Don’t Give Up” vs. “I Know You Can Do It” As many of you know, in addition to running the Wow-world (how vast and pretentious that sounds!) I also teach Ashtanga yoga. If you’re someone who practices yoga, you know… Read More
Consider Requesting a Life “With Room” How many of you have ordered a (very large…) coffee “with room”? Or heard people in line ahead of you doing so? For those of you who don’t, or haven’t,… Read More
Think Positively. Plan Negatively. Expect Nothing. As those of you know, who’ve been getting the Wow for a while, a good portion of the work I do is offering keynote addresses, etc. for various organizations. When… Read More
Is it Better to Be Passionate or Passive? (Can You Be Both??) This past week, I came across the quote below from Sue Monk Kidd and it’s been rumbling around in my mind ever since: “I had tended to view waiting as… Read More
“Don’t Forget” vs. “Please Remember” Hello and how were all of your holiday weekends? If they were anything like my own, they were quite full. In times like these, I find it’s easy for me… Read More
5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Happy New Year!! I’m imagining that many of you who read this headline thought my auto-send was terribly broken—that you were mistakenly getting my New Year’s missive on the 4th of July. Think… Read More
Don’t Break the Connection: What Learning to Salsa Can Teach You About Teamwork The past few months I have been (attempting) to learn Latin dance from my friend, Scott.  One thing he talks about a lot is the importance of staying connected—with both… Read More
When Opportunity Comes Knocking, Don’t Be “Occupied” One of my favorite quotes is Thomas Edison’s, “The reason that so few people recognize opportunity is that it comes dressed in overalls and looks a lot like hard work.”… Read More