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“GET CRAZY…”

I say those words out loud to myself at least once a week – and say them with great frequency to the people whom I work with – to get them loosened up. To urge them to shake it up, break it up and make it up…. To think the unthinkable – the untried, the unproved… read more

RESOLVED!

What better time is there than a brand new, never been touched, it’s all up for grabs, yours for the taking New Year to decide how good you could make it… your work, your life – the full monty. But we’re going to do more than simply decide; we’re going to be resolute. Webster defines being resolute as “being faithful to a promise.” In this case,… read more

HO, HO, HO….?

HO, HO, HO….? One of the really good things about Christmas is that it comes every single year.  No matter what else is going on. And theres’s a lot “else” that’s going on. I doubt if any of us has experienced a “darker” more “dread-inducing” time (as the NYTimes put it a week ago…) than the one… read more

SO HOW’RE YOU DOING IN THOSE POLLS?

Good, I hope. But of course, chances are, that will only last for a minute. The next minute your “polls” could drop like a stone. Or “tank”, as they say. Or maybe just slide a little. And what do you do then? Well, if you’re like a lot of us, you change course, change your… read more

IT’S NOT ABOUT THE SHOES

I wrote this “Motivator” a few years ago and decided it was the right time to reprise it. We live in extraordinary times. “Tumultuous” doesn’t even begin to describe them. Just “getting through” takes up most of our attention – which doesn’t leave much energy for self-reflection…or “self-definition.”  Yet, knowing who we are - or could be; and… read more

THE POWER…AND CHARM OF CURIOSITY

Ever notice – especially at holiday parties – how a lot of people (you or I might occasionally be one of them), treat a conversation like a competition? It’s like, who’s going to “win the conversation game?!” They do more than talk, they pontificate on any subject (like politics…) to the point of exhaustion. They have all… read more

KEEP ON LAUGHING..

Thanksgiving at our house has always been about the same things: food of (course,) just being together (and knowing how lucky we are) and…cracking each other up… As I’ve written before, humor is definitely a “tie that binds” in our family. And Jim has always set the pace… and stirred it up. I find myself making Jim’s… read more

KEEP ON SINGING…

Most of you know – from my speeches or the “motivators” or just our conversations – how passionately I feel about the importance of having a song - a song that does it for you, a  song that reminds you of how good you are and how good life is…no matter what. The late Joe Raposo was a very dear friend of Jim’s and mine and the… read more

ALL IS WELL…

There are no words to describe our (Kate’s, Abigail’s and my) gratitude for the outpouring of love and support from you all these past two weeks… Your notes, emails, texts, flowers, food and phone calls were moving beyond my ability to describe it. And the hundreds of you who were able to come to Jim’s… read more

NOTHING IS EVER LOST…

I’ve been writing the “motivators” for over six and a half years (and have no intention of stopping) and many of you have been reading them for nearly that long. But long or short-term readers, thanks to my including stories written about my wonderful family – Jim, my husband, our two daughters, Kate and Abigail,… read more