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I'm sensitive to the way things are said. Thought I'd share a perfect example of what used to set me off. I came across it in my apartment's compactor room, where our trash and recyclables are disposed. There's a large garbage pail with a liner for our empties. My...read more
I just re-watched Joan Rivers' documentary, A Piece of Work, after a friend suggested that it would re-invigorate my book campaign as I reach the six month mark. Although I've been successfully coaching since 2002, this area of my business is new-ish and needs its...read more
My driver and I were having a conversation about side hustles this afternoon on the very trafficky ride home from LaGuardia. Jerome, a brilliant med student, now doctor, picked me up over a year ago when he was working as a Via driver. He'd responded to a signal from...read more
Come see me this Sunday, September 22, at the Brooklyn Book Festival on the Brooklyn Borough Hall grounds. I attended a fabulous interview last night with artist/writer Peter McGough whose book I've Seen the Future and I'm Not Going was featured at a Festival event at...read more
As a Baby Boomer trying to stay abreast of technology in the 21st Century, I occasionally fall short, as Joe Biden (not a Baby Boomer, but old) did during the recent debate. He made a reference to "playing the record player at night" calling attention to his longevity...read more
When I saw Brennan Cavanaugh's back-to-school Facebook post recently, it prompted the idea for this entry. He wrote that he's going into 47th Grade! Brennan is a long-time friend and my recent headshot photographer. It also gives me an excuse to show off my adorable...read more
I promised to write about three women in transition in their lives: Client #1 who redefined balance and achieved it, Client #2 who made the decision to quit corporate life and go back to school for the graduate degree she's always desired, and Client #3 who knew that...read more
A friend recently clipped out an article from Spirituality & Health magazine she knew I'd love. It caught her attention because the illustration -- a gorgeous painting by Bridget Hobson--reminded her of the cover of my memoir. Of course, the essence of the article...read more
I surely needed support through the end of my marriage, my move to New York City (almost 7 years ago!) and my shifting from being a full-time artist to becoming a speaker and a coach. I've never done any of this alone. I've hired coaches, been part of a mastermind...read more
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