Monthly Archives: September 2016

WRAPPING YOUR ARMS AROUND LIFE..

I’ll never forget being on vacation in Jamaica with my mom, dad and brother Jay, many decades ago. We were sitting on the beach together drinking Margaritas (I was actually too young to drink but was allowed to have a few sips on special occasions…) We were laughing – at and with – each other,… read more

Drop It! I’m Not Kidding!

Hey, have you been hanging onto something really negative - chewing on it, going around in circles thinking about it - and as a result, getting absolutely nowhere (except nailing how “right” you are about how “wrong” stuff is….) Actually, that reminds me of Willa, our infamous, totally beloved and absolutely indefatigable Golden Retriever (not the negative part, the chewing part!”) When Willa has an iron grip on something… read more

ACT THE WAY YOU WANT TO FEEL

There are times – this might be one of them – when you’re feeling overwhelmed, underappreciated, low on confidence, high on fear or just plain out of the old energy and optimism you’re usually known for. What to do? Act. Seriously, act. Act like a person who’s on top of their game; sure of a… read more

“DO NOT DISTRESS YOURSELF WITH FALSE IMAGININGS…”

That’s one of my favorite lines from Max Ehrmann’s beautiful poem, Desiderata. In my less poetic way, I try to follow and pass on Ehrmann’s counsel. In my coaching and speaking, I encourage people to pay close attention to the difference between. “Fact and Interpretation.” There’s an old story that I love (and have told… read more