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Sep

Ladders

Fortune has smiled on me these last weeks and I wound up with two big work projects, each due at the same time.  I have chosen this life of independence, this business of mine.  And it’s a feast or famine world.  More importantly, my work makes me a better coach.  I live in the practical …

20
Jul

When the Whistle Blows

Have you ever heard of a Detroit Coney?  Me neither.  And you probably haven’t either, unless you’re from Michigan and reading this. I heard a radio story last week about this treasured local staple.  It’s a hot dog, grilled, not boiled with a special sauce.  Word is the Coney has Greek roots. Greek immigrants who …

15
Jan

Change… & The Kitchen Stool

I’ve been thinking about change, of course– most of us are– as this New Year begins. Who can resist the fresh start, the clean slate?  So appealing…. Yet, I’ve also been thinking about the changes  that I don’t welcome.  For me those changes come mostly with age. And yes, I can complain about the wrinkles …

13
Dec

The Sidewalks of New York

I am in New York City today — one of my favorite places in the world.  I lived here when I was in my twenties during the city’s “Desperately Seeking Susan” years.  My old neighborhood, the lower east side, was full of Ukranian food, Indian food, Italian food and some of the best dive bars …

6
Dec

Saying Yes

I’ve learned this year the importance of saying YES.  I’m not talking the no boundaries, people pleasing, yes, yes, yes of my past.  I am talking about the rich experiences, the things that might make you uncomfortable, the pushing your boundaries, the making the extra effort YES. Italy, Writer’s Workshop, Selling Course, Toastmasters, Dinner Dates, …

29
Nov

Me and My Folks

I’m with my parents this Thanksgiving.  It’s just me this year.  Since there are five of us, you never know what combination of the clan will land.  But this year I am flying solo with them. One of the great blessings of my adulthood has been that I still have them.  I’ve gotten to know …

8
Nov

Puppy Love

For this week’s Spiritual Friday, I thought I would share something that has turned out to be one of the best parts of my life. I guess that is how it goes, isn’t it? The craziest things are usually great things. I am referring to my shelter dog Mandy, of course! Mandy has the sweetness …

26
Oct

“Holding It Lightly”

One of my dearest friends used to urge me to “hold it lightly.”  I would often hang up from our talks wondering exactly what she meant – what holding it lightly looked and felt like.   I think I understand now. It’s simple really.  Holding on tightly crushes, chokes the air out, stifles.  It is …

26
Oct

FALLING IN LOVE…

A few Sunday mornings ago I was standing at my dresser, staring at my perfume, and I decided to fall in love with my life.  Yes.  No melodrama, no drama – just fall, straight on in –accepting all that my life was, has been lately, and is now. I made this decision because I was …

25
Oct

The Small Things

I thought it might be good for the (my!) soul to reflect on the past week and recall my favorite moments.  It’s a practice in gratitude, and staying present and mindful. It’s all the rage for a good reason! This week has been eventful – good fortune is coming my way.  Yet, two smaller moments come …

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