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Becoming more YES—ISH

I have fallen in love with the idea of ISH. You know ISH. It means “sort of”. We will see you around 5:00 – ISH. Saying that on the front end of an invitation, no one will expect you to be on time. “5:00 sharp” is off the table completely. You won’t have to walk […]

It’s not/never what you think.

In every way, she was my hero. Jacquie had done a brilliant job of making her mess, her message. As an accomplished writer, she took her trials of being a stepmother into an award-winning book, full of solutions. Her down-to-earth wisdom spoke to me. As a newly minted stepmother myself, I was looking for some […]

The TRUTH-ish.

Funny thing about the truth. And, “I don’t mean funny ha ha”…as my mother used to say. The truth has a way of moving around doesn’t it? Years ago, I began referring to THE truth as the “TRUTH-ish” because of an indelible experience that occurred one summer, years ago, in Colorado. Most mornings started with […]

Party of One. Creating a better world.

Some days it can feel as if the whole world has lost its way and to make matters worse, it seems we can’t do a thing about it. It can feel like we are strapped into the back seat of Thelma and Louise’s car, with Thelma gunning the engine toward that cliff. And, there we […]

Texting, Texting…What Happened to Talking?

OK.  I admit it.  I’ve fallen into a vat of techno-poopie. Not exactly sure when I crossed over from talking to people with actual words coming out of my mouth…..to now, where the words, as few as possible, are coming out of the end of my fingers via text. But I have.  I realized recently, […]

Same Facts: Reframed: Different Story

Most of us are all too aware of “spin” these days.  As the facts of any given story get turned and twisted into new truths, it makes us uncertain that anything we read or hear is the truth, the real truth, and nothing but the truth. Right? Recently, a story surfaced about a powerful sitting […]

No Matter What

With Mother’s Day on the way, I was touched by the following story told by a woman whose mother was her role model and mentor, on many levels. “My mom was an RN, and she came home one day covered in blood because she had saved the life of a man who begged her, in […]

What ANGER can do for you.

Yesterday, I had the good fortune to attend a luncheon where Amal Clooney spoke about her work in the world, in the field of human rights violations.  Not only is she gorgeous, she is brilliant and dedicated to righting huge wrongs against humanity and she has been effective in doing so.  When asked what motivated […]

What’s Smart? What’s Wise?

SMART = Knowledge and retention of the facts Tomatoes are a fruit. WISE = Discerning/judging the appropriate application of the facts Not using them (those same tomatoes) in a fruit salad.

5 Simple Things Happy People Do. Consistently.

The findings in a recent report studied what makes happy people stay that way…..and found the results stunningly simple and consistent.  So much so, that it made some cynics scoff, but then have you ever met a cynic who was happy? To be clear, these are not meant to MAKE people happy, but these are […]