Familiarity Without Contempt

Our youngest son is usually my buddy for the occasional “star walks”: we stroll through the park after dark, chat about life, look up at the stars to see which

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What will 2018 bring? (Or How to Be Your Own “Psychic”)

(There is some magic I would love for us to do together; please, see the fire-breathing dragon at the end.) I learned from Martha Beck that there are three types

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5 Gift Ideas for a Person Who Has “Everything”

(There is some magic I would love for us to do together; see the fire-breathing dragon at the end.) How do you choose a gift for a person who seems

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Have an Interesting Life

Thanksgiving time is a mixed bag. Culturally, this holiday prompts us to think of the positive things in our lives to be thankful for. Well, what if you’re not “feeling

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Time to Catch Up

I know you’ve been through a lot this summer. I was privileged to hear many of your collective stories. As a group… You’ve traveled. You’ve worked more while your kids

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Spacing Out vs. Being Present

Being present is a prominent theme these days in most workshops on leadership, parenting, and personal development. I’m all for being present, as it can improve your life dramatically, because

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Will You Be Missed?

I was just listening to TED Radio Hour podcast on Disruptive Leadership (super insightful line-up of conversations in that program is a “must listen”). One of the presenters, Seth Godin,

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Plan B for High Achievers: Chaotic Pendulum

You’re smart and resourceful. You can afford to waste a little time if you choose to, because when you work, you work ten times faster than an average person in

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“BBC Dad”: Big Career, Little Children

“You can have everything, just not at the same time”. I first heard this quote years ago at the Women on Wall Street conference, stated by a successful, beautiful business

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What’s Not Broken

Wisdom comes at the expense of having broken much – friendships, habits, glasses, heels, codes, hearts, dishes, connections… So, it’s logical that by our 30’s, we have a good grip

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