My Ego Tricked Me Again

I made a mistake. A dear and trusted colleague contacted me last fall and offered to nominate me to attend an expensive event in May. From the get-go, my ego inflated and I thought, She's nominating ME. I must really be something! There weren't a lot of details...

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You Think 40 is Old!

A wonderful article by Pamela Druckerman, a writer in her 40's living in Paris, wrote a piece for the NYTimes earlier this month which said, "If you want to know how old you look, just walk into a French cafe. It’s like a public referendum on your face." She described...

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What Ruth Bader Ginsburg and I Have in Common

I sat in awe of our great Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, throughout the documentary film RBG which I highly recommend. Her ongoing fight for equality in our country is formidable, and she's had enormous success winning five of six discrimination cases she...

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This Has NEVER Happened Before

 On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your level of politeness to telemarketers and customer service reps? I used to hover between 0 and 4 depending on my mood that hour. Not something I've been proud of, but I'm trying to change. The Universe presented me with the...

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Michael Katz Sticks in My Mind

Gems poured out of the mouth of Michael Katz last week at the EWC lunch event in Stamford. This exuberant and growing network was host to this out-of-town expert, the founder of Blue Penguin, a company that helps small businesses niche themselves. The image on the...

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Women in the World Event

Last Friday was the 9th Annual Women in the World Event at Lincoln Center. I'd passed by the crowds entering the David Koch theatre several times since I've lived in the city. This year, when the notice went out, I decided to invest ($400 per ticket). The day was...

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This is a Garry Shandling Documentary Review

Let me cut to the chase. If you're at all creative or in any way desire to put your talent out in the world, WATCH THIS DOCUMENTARY!! It's on HBO and is called The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling. Even if you have to try out a free subscription for a month, it is worth...

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More Readings. More Feedback.

As I further navigate the journey to publication, I find that continuing to do readings of excerpts from my memoir is invaluable. I had my 8th one today at a friend's home in Connecticut. She had previously attended a reading I gave in Sarasota a month ago and asked...

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Still Flying High

Although my APPO MasterClass 2018 coaching was nearly two weeks ago, the residual joy and thrill are still with me. The leaders of the nearly decade-old organization tasked me with spending two days facilitating a pre-conference intensive that would take 15 of its top...

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