This past weekend I ran into a friend who I hadn’t seen in a while. When I asked him how things were going, he said "Terrible! People keep using me and betraying me lately, it’s really got me down." Though I’m not quite as descriptive when someone asks me how I am, I’ve been …Continue Reading »
The last few days, much of my time has been invested in negotiating a complex extended family situation. Many things have been said: lots of hurt …Continue Reading »
I love it when people send me their books to read or review. I may not always have time but whenever I can I try to read them. The other day a contact I’d met through Linked In, Ranka Burzan of SOS (Solutions Organizing and Simple), sent me a copy of her little handbook, The …Continue Reading »
Though I’ve spoken about breast cancer for Susan G. Komen for the Cure (emphasizing the importance of early screening and detection), until a week ago I had never had a mammogram. In my training I’d been taught that mammograms weren’t that accurate or useful in women under 40 (our health system’s protocols reflect that), so …Continue Reading »
The other day I went to my weekly private flamenco class with one of my favorite flamenco teachers, at the tiny little flamenco studio in his house. Per my usual routine, I walked in the unlocked door, yelled out “Hola!”, took off my street shoes and put on my beloved tattered red rehearsal shoes.
Next, I …Continue Reading »
When you were a child, what did you love to do most? What were you going to be, when you grew up? This weekend when I gave the workshop at a women’s event, one participant remembered – with some surprise – that when she was little, she couldn’t stop tap dancing.
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Most people have a love-hate relationship with the Christmas season – we love the reason for the season (Christ’s birth and life) and the family, friends, fun and festivities, but as the pace picks up we get overwhelmed both physically and financially. We end up with too much on our plates, both literally and figuratively! …Continue Reading »
I frequently talk about relationships as one of the most important contributors to your health and happiness. And it’s not just your closest relationships – the number of social contacts you have in your daily life, period (including the bank teller and your neighbor down the street) are directly associated with your well-being. Last week …Continue Reading »
Do you feel stressed out about finding your purpose? Are you afraid that the turns and twists your life has taken have been little more than wasted time? The answer might be just around the corner – or right under your nose.
Learn how to give your talents, gifts and interests room to breathe – by …Continue Reading »
I love Twitter – not so much for tweeting mundane things about what I’m doing with my time, but for the wealth of information that tweets across my “home page” through the course of the day. Yesterday @cheergiver tweeted a link to the following article from U.S. News & World Report: “10 Secrets to Finding …Continue Reading »