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
Listen for the Hum Underneath the Humdrum… September is here with its seemingly inexhaustible to-do lists.  After the miasma of August it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the volume of day-to-day tasks. But what if I asked… 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
“Once Upon a Time…” Using Storytelling to Make Magic Happen Monday night I had the opportunity to write speeches for an awards show in NYC. As you know if you’ve watched any awards show, there is a tendency for speakers… Read More
What Do You Get When the Body is Broken but the Heart is Whole? This. As some of you know, I had to say goodbye to my big dog last week. It was unexpected and it was heartbreaking. Among the many reasons Tiger held my… Read More
“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
Prep Your Meeting/Presentation Like Your (Very Best) Plandid Greetings all,  I hope you had a lovely July 4th holiday. Here, I spent time with a dear chum (pictured above) during which we had lots of opportunities for “Plandids”… 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