January

I SAVED MY LIFE…YOU SAVE YOURS

February is Women’s Heart Month. Over a half million women die every year from heart disease and most of them didn’t have to.I was almost one of them. Here’s my story… “I’ll never make it,” I thought. “When did these stairs get so steep?! I’m gonna look like an idiot if I fall down in… read more

YES WE CAN…

I’ve been quoting Charles Dickens’ lines from A Tale of Two Cities a lot lately: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it… read more

WHEN THE GIG IS UP…

Whether you’re an actor, a politician, a CEO, a television news anchor, a fireman, a teacher, a stand-up comic or an exotic dancer, there comes a time when the gig is up. Your contract expires, they bring in new “talent,” the play closes, you’re invited to “retire early,” (or you just decide to see what else is happening “out… read more

WHAT LOVE LOOKS LIKE…

A few weeks ago on a freezing cold day, (my fingers were numb in spite of my wearing two pairs of gloves), I took our Golden Retriever, Willa (you know Willa…) for a walk near Central Park. As usual, we headed over to the Guggenheim Museum where we always meet wonderful dog-loving people who drop… read more

LET THE SPARKS FLY!

“Are you crazy??!” Anyone ever ask you that when you’ve come up with some hair brained (in their view) idea, some totally off the wall point of view, a completely wacko sounding concept? It happens to me often. And hey, lots of times “they” are right. But not always. Listen, sometimes semi-crazy people do thoroughly… read more

BUT WAIT, WHAT ABOUT CHARACTER?

BUT WAIT, WHAT ABOUT CHARACTER? This is a defining moment…in our country, in our major institutions, in our corporations… and certainly in our political parties. Will we move forward into an uncertain future (what future was ever “certain?”) fueled by a powerful vision, by our recommitment to living up to our highest possible potential – as individuals… read more

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 voila!…the love of… read more

“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

BEING UNFORGETTABLE

On July 27th, 2004, I was sitting with our daughter, Kate, on the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Boston. I was there because I was the speech coach for Senator Bob Graham of Florida who was running for the Democratic presidential nomination. The floor was packed, the speeches were back to back and… read more

INVENTING A LIFE

About a decade ago, I wrote a book called Between Trapezes…Flying Into a New Life With the Greatest of Ease. Right before it was to go to press, the editor called me and said there was one too many “white pages” at the end of the book and asked me if I could “write something”… read more