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Music,Nostalgia

Desert Island Discs: Narrating Your Life Through Music

There’s a popular, long-running radio show in the U.K. where I live called Desert Island...

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Relationships

The Secret Language of Long Term Marriages

I once read an article about the underlying codes governing long-term relationships that really...

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Career Advice,Self-development

Listen To This Surprising Advice From Your Future 90-Year-Old Self

I was having lunch with a friend the other day and we got to talking about my next career move....

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  • Desert Island Discs: Narrating Your Life Through Music

    There’s a popular, long-running radio show in the U.K. where I live called Desert Island Discs. The premise behind the show is quite simple: a guest is invited by the host choose the eight records they would take with them to a desert island. But it’s really a vehicle for getting famous people – whether that’s Bill […]

    Posted on May 22, 2017 0 comments
  • The Secret Language of Long Term Marriages

    I once read an article about the underlying codes governing long-term relationships that really struck a chord. It was an essay by writer Joan Wickersham about the ways in which, over time, couples develop their own private lexicons with which to communicate with one another. Wickersham talks about this dynamic within the context of marriage, but her point applies […]

    Posted on May 5, 2017 0 comments
  • Listen To This Surprising Advice From Your Future 90-Year-Old Self

    I was having lunch with a friend the other day and we got to talking about my next career move. I’m at that stage – once again – where I’m thinking about what’s next for me professionally – so I laid out the three options I’m currently mulling over. “What do you want me to say?” […]

    Posted on April 20, 2017 0 comments
  • Breaking Up With Friends: Online…and In Real Life

     I broke up with a fellow blogger recently. She doesn’t know it, of course. Because I don’t know her. In that curious Online way in which we now Friend and Follow and Subscribe to many of our “friends,” you can just as easily unfriend, unfollow or unsubscribe to someone’s feed and they won’t necessarily even know that […]

    Posted on March 30, 2017 0 comments
  • Tips For Adulthood: How To Cultivate A Sense Of “Belonging” As We Age

    On occasional Wednesdays I offer tips for adulthood. I had breakfast recently with two friends in their 70’s. Both have enjoyed very successful professional lives, but are now struggling with how to “give back” in later life. They know what they are good at and would like to share those skills with others, but they are […]

    Posted on March 22, 2017 2 comments