We inevitably get to a point in life (for some sooner, for others later) when we want to make a difference. That is, we want to lead. In life, at home, or at work. What does it mean to be a leader? Are you cut out to take on the mantle? Ask yourself these 10 […]
It’s always a treat to hear from readers — readers of this blog and readers of my books. This recent note from Alicia was a special treat. She wrote that she had purchased Do-Over: How Women Are Reinventing Their Lives last summer and listened to the audiobook three times! Three times, I wondered, why? Here’s […]
After the emotional overdrive of Hillary’s nomination last week, I’ve been wondering what Georgia O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986) would think – and feel, and say. One hundred years after the pioneering modern artist got her first group exhibit in New York City, O’Keeffe would likely be saying, “It’s about time.” Popularly recognized today as the […]
I’ve been reading about Deepak Chopra’s new book, titled Super Genes, about what he calls “radical wellbeing.” The book features “the six pillars of wellbeing.” Five of them, yeah, we hear about all the time (diet, stress, exercise, meditation, sleep). The one that caught my attention? Emotions. Our culture packages emotions as the stuff of […]
In Chekhov’s “Three Sisters,” Olga, Masha, and Irina feel stuck in their small provincial town. At every opportunity they voice their desire to go “to Moscow!” “Only to go to Moscow! I beg you, let us go! There’s nothing on earth better than Moscow! Let us go, Olga! Let us go!” But by the end […]
I encouraged a coaching client — a most amazing woman — to claim her gifts and talents, rather than to second-guess them. To “own her Buddha” (a phrase I borrow from writer Natalie Goldberg.) And this is the photo she promptly emailed to me. She owns her Buddha. How about you?