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Genie, I’ve Just One Wish….

Genie, I’ve Just One Wish….

There once was a man named Carl, who discovered a bedazzled lamp laying under a rose bush on his trip to the corner grocer.  He’d hoped to procure a cupcake, pistachios, a lotto ticket and a hot dog.  The lamp was an unexpected bonus!  Images of Disney’s Aladdin...
The COVID-19 Redemption

The COVID-19 Redemption

Today is March 5, 2021.  In just under a week, Americans will have lived with the COVID-19 pandemic for an entire year.   For a virus many of us believed would go away if we all just stayed inside for a couple weeks and practiced safety precautions, this blows my...
The 35 Year Wound

The 35 Year Wound

Dedicated to anyone navigating the lasting effects of trauma  There’s one morning that lives vividly in perpetuity within my mind.  It’s an invigorating summer morning at the onset of a hot, sticky day that I predict will lead to the cool relief of a city pool in the...
Why I Walked 30 Miles During a Pandemic

Why I Walked 30 Miles During a Pandemic

Since we live in radical times, I’m going to suggest you set a radical goal for yourself. If you want to run a 5K, set your sights on a half-marathon. Instead of learning chopsticks, commit to Chopin. Skip the boxed muffins and mill your own wheat for an artisan loaf....
Don’t Worry, To-Do This . . .

Don’t Worry, To-Do This . . .

In case the title didn’t give it away, this blog is about keeping a to-do list, but for a reason you might not suspect: as an effective antidote for worry.  And, hey, let’s face it, in 2020 we can use all the antidotes we can get!  So, bear with me here, as...
Decision 2020: To Love or To Hate

Decision 2020: To Love or To Hate

For friendship and love to be anything close to unconditional, it simply can’t be predicated on a shared view of politics or religion,or movies, music, fashion, comediansor sports teamsfor that matter.  All you Democrats who hate the guts of the Republicans...
Spring Will Come.

Spring Will Come.

“Nothing worth having comes easy.” ~Theodore Roosevelt On occasion, we may tell ourselves that the problems we are currently facing are permanent and unending.  This would be like a seed saying, “I’m a seed.  Anyone can look at me at me and see that. ...
Stop Waiting on Miracles

Stop Waiting on Miracles

“There are two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is a miracle.”Albert Einstein Prior to beginning my professional speaking and coaching journey, I don’t remember any grand vision of myself on...
Where Are You Headed?

Where Are You Headed?

Have you ever been at point in your life when you were perfectly content to wander with no clear goal or destination in mind? For me, that point lasted about twelve years, starting in college and spanning about eight years after it.  During this era, my friends would...
Turning Sadness into Motion

Turning Sadness into Motion

MAKING POSITIVE CHANGES DURING CHALLENGING TIMES Have you ever made the decision to leave a situation you still very much loved? Sometimes the courses we choose cause us to grieve. My move to California in July of 2010 was a brilliant choice, even if the first few...