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How I Got to 1000 Followers on Instagram

My inner critic is whispering (hah!) in my ear, "Anyone with 2000 or more followers will never read this and wonder why you would even mention such a meager following." So, I just gave her an assignment while I write to you. Way back when, 1000 followers was a...

Know What an FFT Is?

If you're a Brené Brown fan, it's likely you do know. If not, how did you feel reading the title of this post? My typical thought pattern would be something like this: Who wants to learn ANOTHER acronym? No, and I don't really care! Well, if _______ is talking...

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...

An Invaluable Conversation with Donna Cash

I've been around long enough as a business owner to know this truth: trading money for expertise is a smart move. I hired Donna Cash last week to tell me all the secrets of the pillow industry, and did she deliver! We met by zoom, of course, as she is in Georgia,...

Have You Even Tried?

I hear that message in my head when I reject something out of hand. Like Instagram. Too many hashtags and paper airplane thingy's. I want to reject it (before it rejects me). That voice--"Have you even tried?"-- comes from a wonderful anecdote I heard Susan Daniels...

Listening, Learning & Stitching

The most important role I can play in life these days is listener and learner. I've downloaded lists of publications, podcasts, videos and Facebook live talks relating to Black Lives Matter to help me become a better ally. I'm fortunate to have time between clients...

“Theatre will come back! No question about it.”

...said Tory Bailey, Executive Director of the Theatre Development Fund (TDF) - better known to most as the organization that provides TKTS for Broadway shows. Her words touched my heart as the institution I miss most since the pandemic halted everything is live...

Are You Going Back to School This September?

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...

Outside My Comfort Zone

For years I've seen The Natural Singer course offered at Kripalu, Omega and The Open Center in NYC. For years I've thought, maybe another time. On Saturday, another time arrived. I signed up for the one day session here in my backyard. The course promises: Find...

New (to me)YouTube Facts and Tips

I got tipped off recently that there's a resource for New Yorkers of a certain age. It's called Senior Planet. Yesterday I attended my first workshop there (at no cost) to improve my navigation on youtube. Like most of you, I'm a veteran user. But, like any...

Audio Game Changer and Some Recent Recommendations for You

My chiropractor introduced me to audio recordings back in the early 80's. I've been a fan ever since. First motivational tapes (yes, tapes), then books on tape, CD's and now mp3's and podcasts. What recently made the experience even better was my purchase of a Bose...

The Remarkable Mama Gena

Since last December, I've been telling every woman I know about my experience with Mama Gena (MG). I now have the opportunity to share her brilliance with you. But first a bit of background for those of you I haven't personally mentioned her to. Late last year,...

I’m a Terrible Learner….

...when I'm alone. I loved school and still thrive in an environment surrounded by others, especially a patient instructor. But, left to my own devices, learning at home without an instructor, I revert to infancy. I want someone standing over my shoulder directing...