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Why I Hate Pets

A friend of mine just returned from a four-day international conference in Wales. It wasn’t a...

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Why Running Your Own Business is Empowering

I had lunch with a friend the other day. Like me, she launched a new business in her 50’s....

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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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  • Why I Hate Pets

    A friend of mine just returned from a four-day international conference in Wales. It wasn’t a gathering of journalism professors (her profession). Nor was it an extended family reunion. It was a global gathering of owners and supporters of – wait for it – Welsh Terriers. Yes, that’s right. One of my closest friends in […]

    Posted on November 12, 2019 0 comments
  • Why Running Your Own Business is Empowering

    I had lunch with a friend the other day. Like me, she launched a new business in her 50’s. Now, she’s launching another one (after taking a year out to recover from cancer.) When I asked her how she was feeling about all of this change in her life, she smiled. “I feel great,” she […]

    Posted on October 29, 2019 0 comments
  • 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