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Tips For Adulthood: How to Lower Your Expectations

On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. I was talking to my son on the phone...

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How Marie Kondo Messed With My Nostalgia

I had a 21st century moment the other day. A telephone book came through our mail slot in London...

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In Search of Optimism

I was working with a client recently on his public speaking. As part of an exercise, I asked him to...

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    • Tips For Adulthood: How to Lower Your Expectations

      On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. I was talking to my son on the phone yesterday. He’s at college in the U.S. – ( we live in the UK) – and he was telling me about a recent mid-term he’d taken in Economics. “Yeah, I don’t think I did very well on it,” […]

      Posted on October 23, 2019 0 comments
    • How Marie Kondo Messed With My Nostalgia

      I had a 21st century moment the other day. A telephone book came through our mail slot in London and landed with a bang on the floor. It was a mere shadow of a *real* phone book – probably measuring no more than 1/2 inch in diameter – but it was a bonafide phone book […]

      Posted on October 8, 2019 0 comments
    • In Search of Optimism

      I was working with a client recently on his public speaking. As part of an exercise, I asked him to recount a sad memory. He paused. And then he paused again. And then he paused some more. “Wow, that’s really tough,” he said, visibly struggling to call up a sad memory. “Something sad…hmmm. Give me […]

      Posted on October 4, 2019 0 comments
    • Tips for Adulthood: Five Myths about Public Speaking

      On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. Public speaking is a critical skill in the 21st century workplace. And yet many people list public speaking as their top fear, second only to death. That fear can be particularly damaging for women, who often suffer from “Fear of Public Speaking” (FOPS) syndrome. But a lot of that fear is […]

      Posted on September 26, 2019 0 comments
    • What Do You Look For in a Neighborhood?

      I went home to visit my mother last weekend in New Jersey. She’s 88 and lives in one of those vast, American, multiplex retirement communities where they have more activities than you can shake a stick at. You can join a hiking group, go into New York City to visit museums, or see a contemporary […]

      Posted on September 20, 2019 0 comments