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WE WILL NOT BE TERRORIZED Not Now; Not Ever

WE WILL NOT BE TERRORIZED Not Now; Not Ever It was a picture-perfect morning. I had just returned from an absolutely gorgeous walk downtown where I’d seen the most adorable, happiest, colorfully dressed little “Halloweeners” squeeling and laughing their way from block to block. I couldn’t stop grinning. “Now this is what Halloween is all about,” I said… read more

MOVING FORWARD…

MOVING FORWARD… This is a tricky time. There’s been so much bad stuff happening that it’s pretty tough to spot the good stuff – or even have the energy to look for it.  It’s tempting, as I’ve written before, to focus on man’s inhumanity to man or people’s rudeness to each other and take pleasure in… read more

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES OR…”LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE!”.

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES OR…”LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE!”.  That’s what we used to say when we were kids and someone was about to “bend the the truth” a tiny bit… It made everyone laugh. But lately, I’m not laughing. It’s hard to laugh when you’re covering your mouth in appalled disbelief… I wrote a “Motivator” about… read more

THE AMAZING POWER OF “TOTAL ENGAGEMENT” …or Why We Should Listen Harder

THE AMAZING POWER OF “TOTAL ENGAGEMENT” …or Why We Should Listen Harder There’s no one more powerful, impressive or just plain winsome than someone who is totally “there,” who gives their full, unwavering, rapt attention when you’re making a point or a pitch – or just plain talking about something you care about. People who listen passionately and energetically, who are fully engaged in the “conversation,” who get excited… read more

THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF LOVE…IN THE MIDST OF HATE

THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF LOVE…IN THE MIDST OF HATE The Las Vegas mass shooting, the deadliest in US history, will never be forgotten… for too many reasons to count. Number one among them, of course, are the wonderful, much loved people who have been forever and needlessly lost in a mindless, ruthless, needless massacre, almost… read more

Grab Hold, Be Bold, Act Now…

Grab Hold, Be Bold, Act Now… This is a time of tremendous uncertainty and anxiety around the world and in our own backyards. There’s a lot of eye-rolling, shrugging and those funny sounds we make – sort of a cross between a sigh and a “tsk,tsk, accompanied by turning the palms of the hands out as… read more

WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE??

WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE?? I’ve written before about the play, “Waiting for Godot,” by Samuel Beckett.  I love it. As I mentioned, I played Vladimir, “the serious one” in college in an all-girl cast and although I’ve forgotten a lot of stuff in the last few decades, I’ve never forgotten my lines to “Waiting… read more

YOUR MAGICAL LISTENING TOUR

YOUR MAGICAL LISTENING TOUR The art of listening (and it is an art) is not practiced all that much anymore. “Already knowing” seems to have taken over – taken over our business lives, our social lives, our conversations with everyone from our colleagues and teammates, to our bosses, our husbands or wives or lovers…to our children. And God knows, it’s taken over… read more

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET…

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET… Have you ever noticed how when you buy a new car all you can see on a road packed with hundreds of cars, are cars…just like yours - same make, same, model and maybe, if you’re lucky, even the same color? When we were thinking of putting up a new fence in… read more