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My 8th and Final Website (she says…)

My first website ever, created with my good friend Kathy Leeds, was done in 1999. She insisted I needed a web presence (what's a web?) and coded the entire thing herself. As websites took over our lives, I've hired a variety of pros to update and re-design me. I...

This Is Not Goodbye

I'm not going away, entrepreneurially speaking, but I am shifting where my energy is being directed these days. If you've been following me, and I know what an amazingly loyal readership I've been privileged to address since 2008, you've read about my baby...

What Fills You Up?

There were so many marvelous and unexpected outcomes from my Wilkes Barre adventure last week that I wanted to share a few with you. Because, like George Carlin said: “Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.” I...

Gentle Coaching Circles

As this Year of Everything Different comes up to its first anniversary, I am offering a different coaching program. "No one is looking for a boot camp these days," one of my advisory board members reminded me. "We're all looking for something gentle, supportive and...

Any Rowboats or Helicopters Coming Your Way?

I first read the story of the man and the flood in Bernie Siegel's inspiring book Love, Medicine & Miracles (1986). For anyone who doesn't know this famous tale, a man is on his roof as the floodwaters begin to rise. Someone in a wooden boat rows by and offers...

Why I Hate Learning

Every day this month, well since January 6th, has been unprecedented. It's hard to know what to do in light of our country's events and uncertaintly of what's ahead. I'm disturbed, anxious and tentative. That said, I also feel that my best contribution is to take...

Running on Empty?

How do YOU stay inspired, motivated, actively engaged? Never in my lifetime has that been more challenging than right now. I don't have to review for you all the reasons why. My question to you is, what can YOU do to keep your engine running and, dare I say,...

Baby Steps Reminder

If you're anything like me, you've got a juicy list of to-do's for 2021. And, if you're like me, you already feel behind. Aagh! Sorry about that contagious not-quite-good-enough gene. Sorry about mentioning contagion in the current environment... This is a reminder...

What’s On Your [Endless] List?

Before I could sit down to wish you all a serene and loving holiday season, I had to check things off my list. YOU are the priority, but my nagging mind reminded me that: The butternut squash would go bad if I didn't peel and cook it-- The gifts had to be shipped...

Don’t Judge Me!

My apartment is a mess. My kitchen renovation, delayed since July, is in its final stages, which means that there is currently a large plastic sheet dividing my living room from everything else. My brand new stove sits in the dining area. Pantry items and dishes...

When Are You All In?

How often will you do and do, yet remain unaware of how much you've accomplished? I'm fortunate to have another human being listen to me account for my actions twice a week. I prepare for our calls by adding to my ongoing list of Actions before we speak. But it's...

Art and Shame

As I'm stitching circles onto my recently commissioned art piece, my mind goes off in myriad directions, mostly unpleasant. I begin second-guessing each color decision I've made. Is the arrangement of light and dark attractive? Does the orange make it pop or create...

Affirming That Size Doesn’t Matter

I vividly remember a photo of NYTimes cooking columnist Mark Bittman making gorgeous food in his tiny NY kitchen. The image came back to me while feeling nostalgic for the drawers, cabinets and shelves of the large CT art studio I abandoned over 10 years ago....

All I Want to Do Is Sew

Don't get me wrong! I'm adhering to a quarantine regimen of coaching, writing, eating, sleeping and a bit of cleaning. But in between those activities, I choose not to go on social media, read, watch movies on Netflix, or leave my apartment. Which is fortunate,...