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SEMPER FIDELIS

SEMPER FIDELIS   “Always faithful”…” Those, as you no doubt know, are the watchwords – the promise and the reality – of the United States Marine Corps. I was lucky enough to attend the Corps’ 243rdbirthday celebration in New York, thanks to a dear friend, a much-decorated retired colonel and fighter attack pilot in World… read more

CELEBRATING ABUNDANCE

CELEBRATING ABUNDANCE   There are lots of things to be grateful for at Thanksgiving: You don’t have to go shopping (except for food), you don’t have to wrap gifts, (or return them), you don’t have to do a lot of decorating, (okay, pumpkins, and gourds, and maybe those dried corn husk things, but it’s no big deal.) In the end,… read more

THIN ENOUGH? DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT…

THIN ENOUGH? DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT… Allie Kieffer isn’t. (Worrying about it, that is…or anything else, for that matter.) As you might’ve read in the NY Times Sunday Review, October 27th in a piece called, “Who Says Allie Kieffer Isn’t Thin Enough to Win?”Allie is one of the best female marathon runners in the country. But…according the the Times piece, Allie… read more

“Whatever!”

“Whatever!” I call that word the “verbal shrug.” And shrugging, whatever form you give it, is just another form of “the old cop out.”  And, boy, copping out is not what we need from ourselves (or each other) as we’re about to step into 2019… Seriously, don’t shrug. It gives the impression that you’re thinking or saying out loud one (or all)… read more

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING…

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING… Remember “South Pacific” by Rogers and Hammerstein and the great Ezio Pinza singing those incredibly romantic lyrics from “Some Enchanted Evening.” Even as a little girl I got chills. Still do. Whatever happened to that idea that somewhere, somehow, the fates would smile, the stars would align, the Universe would provide and… read more

A DOG NAMED DOMINO PART TWO

A DOG NAMED DOMINO  PART TWO Some of you might’ve read an earlier “motivator” I wrote about our rascal dog, Domino. She’s “a piece of work” as we  say in Ohio…   She’ll be a year old on October 25th and has not lost one tiny bit of her crazy puppy playfulness (or naughtiness), barking and yipping… read more

THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF CONVICTION

THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF CONVICTION  There’s nothing more thrilling than believing, no actually knowing, that you are exactly the right person to be walking into the room, up to the microphone, into the interview or onto the stage to make the pitch, ask for the order and yes, nail the sale. Once you know it, once you own it, once you’ve got “It’s mine!” (or “It’s… read more

IT’S OKAY! SERIOUSLY, IT IS…

IT’S OKAY! SERIOUSLY, IT IS… No, really. It’s nothing to get worked up about. They’re just bugs. Not the bugs that eat the holes through your favorite cashmere sweaters. Not the bugs that swarm and nip around you all summer (and fall) and drink your blood when dusk falls – even after you spray the… read more

AN INVITATION FROM ME TO YOU…

AN INVITATION FROM ME TO YOU… I’ve written about this extraordinarily beautiful poem before. But all things considered, I thought it would be worth our revisiting… It’s written by Oriah Mountain Dreamer and it’s called “The Invitation.” “It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for… read more

CONFIDENCE!

 It’s the beginning of a new season. Time to play big…                CONFIDENCE! It’s extraordinary how many people whom I work with begin our first conversation with, “The thing is, I just don’t have any confidence.  And given everything that’s going on in my life - especially my work – that’s not a… read more