Inspired and Compelling Conversation in Cornwall, CT

"You're here under false pretenses," Jonathan Landman told us on Saturday afternoon in his opening remarks for Cornwall Conversations which was billed as:  "the future of media and communications by two people who should know: Jonathan Landman, editor-at-large at...

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Who Helps Me – How To Reach Your Goals

I thought I'd open the kimono a bit today and share my own process when I'm working on a big project. What has my attention these days, well, for over a year, really, has been a memoir. It keeps shape-shifting, but it's moving forward, which is the main thing. Here's...

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Reports from the Mischievous Front

Oh, boy! I got the best responses (mainly privately) from you! Great suggestions (see yesterday's comments) and so much inspiration. I did leave the dishes in the sink last night and slept in this morning. This could get dangerous! Today I put a mustache on the photo...

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Please Help a Recovering Goody-Goody

I just got an assignment from a trusted support person to do something naughty or mischievous on a daily basis. The point of the exercise is to misbehave, act out. Consequences be damned! (Does swearing count?) What's that quote about well-behaved women not making...

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Remember When HELP Was a Bad Word?

Growing up, someone who 'needed help' was looked at sideways. Going to a 'shrink' was ridiculed as even the expression implies. This was all before the days of coaches, support groups, accountability partners, etc. Today, asking for help is a sign of strength. Harvey...

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Motivated by Accountability on my iPhone

What you focus on grows. What you measure grows. Truer words could not be spoken when it comes to the heart app on my iPhone. I didn't even know it was there until a few weeks ago when I had lunch with good friends from my Semester at Sea trip who pointed it out after...

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Best Eulogy for Michio Kushi

I traveled to Boston over the weekend to attend the memorial service for Michio Kushi. According to the NYTimes obituary, Michio was "a Japanese scholar who popularized the macrobiotic diet in the United States, helping to change the way health-conscious Americans...

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What Do Millennials Really Want?

I attended a fabulous talk at the 92nd Street Y last night, not coincidentally conducted by my daughter, Lindsey. I thought I'd gotten a lot of this information through reading her book Becoming the Boss. But this time around my ears tuned in to other, well-described...

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WHEN at First You Don’t Succeed

I determined to create the name tags for my upcoming retreat on this snowy day. I'm really good at work-arounds. When something doesn't come out the way I expect on the first try, I'm creative enough to figure out a different way. Today, however, I vowed to stay with...

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