January

FOLLOW YOUR OWN ROAD…wherever it leads

FOLLOW YOUR OWN ROAD…wherever it leads  There’s a thoroughly charming book by the wonderful children’s author, Arnold Lobel, that I read to Kate and Abigail when they were little, called Grasshopper on the Road. It’s about a grasshopper who decided one morning to go on a journey… “I will find a road,” he said, “I will follow that road wherever… read more

What’ll It Be? Playing Small…and Losing Big or Going for Broke and Changing Your Life?

What’ll It Be? Playing Small…and Losing Big or Going for Broke and Changing Your Life?  Hey, it’s always easier not to act. Not to rock the boat. Not to push your luck. Not to risk “looking bad.” Especially when everyone’s looking. Or you think they are. It really is. Whether you’re talking about starting a new relationship, launching a business of… read more

It’s 2018 and… YOUR TIME HAS COME TO SHINE

It’s 2018 and… YOUR TIME HAS COME TO SHINE When our daughter, Kate, graduated from high school, I gave her a silver tray engraved with some lines from that wonderful song written by Paul Simon and sung by Art Garfunkel, “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Even today, just looking at the lyrics or hearing the song hits me straight in the… read more

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