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“WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS…”

“WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS…” Do those words sound familiar? They should. Guess who says them…over and over and over. (And over…)    Yup, you guessed it! It’s our forty-fifth president of the United States!    And he says them when he’s talking about everything Syria to Senegal to Stormy Daniels…   “We’ll have to wait… read more

REACH IN…REACH OUT

REACH IN…REACH OUT   I’ve had some pretty interesting conversations lately with people who want to “do more” for friends of theirs who are having a tough time and could use a lift – or who are just plain feeling bad about themselves for myriad reasons. It could be a problem with a relationship (or… read more

“THROW A LITTLE LOVE AT IT…..”

“THROW A LITTLE LOVE AT IT…..” The innovative spirits and loving natures of “Motivator” readers never ceases to amaze me…and feel grateful to be a small part of your lives. Here’s a perfect example of how your spirits help lift up and inspire all of us. In response to the “Motivator,” “All You Need is Love,”… read more

2018…WHAT TO BRING, WHAT TO LEAVE BEHIND

2018…WHAT TO BRING, WHAT TO LEAVE BEHIND The question of what to bring with us into the New Year - the future, the next great segment of our lives – and what to leave behind is not a frivolous one. Nor are the answers necessarily obvious or all that easy. The problem is that I have a tendency to bring just… read more

YOUR BEST THING

YOUR BEST THING It was pouring down rain and I needed a cab. Badly. I spotted one wheeling around the corner of Madison and 56th Street, but he didn’t see me. So I did what I always do: I whistled. Oh, I don’t mean some mealy-mouthed, lady-like, baby-doll kind of whistle; I mean an ear-piercing, glass-breaking, thumb-and-second-finger-in-your-mouth kind of… read more

GETTING BACK UP…

In the past few days, weeks and months, as the result of extraordinarily destructive storms and “acts of nature,” many of our countrymen have lost everything. The media has been filled with unforgettable, profoundly moving and heart-breaking stories – stories of people from whom everything has been taken…people who have lost their homes, all their… read more

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

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

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