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Bring Back the Old Days!

  This post isn't about the election results, although that's an underlying contributor to my angst these days. I wanted to share my frustration--and echo yours, I'm sure--with a virtual conversation I had this afternoon while trying to consolidate my email lists...

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My Friend Jen Olbrys – The Goddess of Granola

When Jen Olbrys told me that one of the stores selling her granola called with a complaint, I remembered back to my early days of wholesaling my eggshell jewelry and hearing a criticism from a vendor. “We’ve taken it off the shelf until it’s resolved,” the shop’s...

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A New Sink and the Universe

"It's amazing what a sink will do!" I blurted out to my Visions Group on Wednesday when we met. Two weeks before, at our last session, I had described what happened with my purchase of a new vanity and its installation. My contractor had under-estimated the scope of...

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Demystifying Podcasts

A woman in her late 70's or 80's, from a highly regarded national publication, was seated to my left at the Women's Media Group lunch event this week. The topic of the hour was: The Future of Media is Podcasting. There was an exceptional panel of women qualified to...

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Reject Me, I Love It!

A colleague of mine in NSA wrote a book with this title back in the late 90's. I'm reminded of it every time I receive a rejection. What is it I'm supposed to love about this, I wonder. I had the opportunity to raise the question last week when I got rejected by a...

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Who Wants to Listen to This?

The first draft of my memoir is complete! Thanks to my accountability partner, my visions group and a third support team (it does take a village), I sent off 275 pages to a local print house so that I can distribute hard copies to a handful of first readers. I'm also...

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When to Join a Mastermind Group

I just got off the phone with one of my most favorite clients who told me that she wants to lead a mastermind group of her own. "It's been life-altering for me. I want to do that for other people as well." Not that I needed reminding of why I love working with people...

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Lesson Learned While Sight-Seeing Yesterday

I'm going to keep this post anonymous and simply mention that I visited a good friend yesterday in Beacon, NY, a scenic spot where the fabulous DIA Museum is the main jewel. Our purpose was to spend time together and take in some art. After a nourishing catch-up...

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