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There's a heart-warming and affirming documentary on Netflix called Harold and Lillian that will inspire movie fans as well as creatives who love what they do. Its subtitle, A Hollywood Love Story, tells you about the unusual marriage of two major contributors to the...read more
When I received this beautifully calligraphed envelope early in the New Year, I knew exactly who it was from. Gail Brill has been a friend since the early 2000's, but we haven't been in close touch since she moved to Saranac Lake in 2003. It took receiving her...read more
Though I rarely feature men in my posts, having watched this show about Ralph Lauren, I'm affirmed that his company and values translate to all creative entrepreneurs. His extraordinary success - he just celebrated 50 years in business - is well documented in this...read more
What does Harry's and Meghan's 'step back' from royal duties have to do with small business, entrepreneurship or anything I might choose to write about? Why would the 6th in line for the throne be important to me as a business owner? The fact is, I'm completely...read more
I've enjoyed taking note of my friends' and colleagues' well-considered Word of the Year in the past, but had never participated. Hearing their successes and how having a specially selected unit of language impacted them throughout 365 days motivated me to consider my...read more
I shared a list of my accomplishments with my action partner this morning, and her feedback was, "I love how you have built so much support for yourself." She reiterated the helpers I'd named--a copy writer, therapist, colleagues and fellows, doctors, etc. - and...read more
When I was working on my memoir a few years ago, I went on two separate self-designed retreats where I rented an AirBnB for a week or two, holed up with my manuscript, and spent each day focusing on the task at hand. I spread out the pages of each chapter, re-read...read more
I just finished reading Life Undercover by Amaryllis Fox, a former CIA operative's story of her life. She worked in a profession as wildly different from mine than anyone I know, yet her riveting story is filled with beautiful writing and wisdom. After living a life...read more
A few weeks ago I received an unexpected package in the mail - who doesn't love those? - and was delighted to open it to reveal a handsome volume entitled Dare to Inspire. My friend and colleague, Allison Holzer, is among its authors. There was a neat deck of INSPIRE...read more
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