This feels like deja vu. This time last year, I was thinking about difficult gratitude, although the trigger was different. Here in the US, we had just gone through an election. For many of us, it was an incredibly challenging time to find anything for which to be grateful. Grasping for anything to make the […]
Typecasting is a word that one normally hears within the acting profession. An actor or actress becomes so identified with a specific kind of role or performance that audiences (as well as film-makers) find it difficult to imagine them in anything other. Many actors and actresses work hard to expand their range and avoid this […]
Arianna Huffington calls them her obnoxious roommates. I have them too. My inner naysayers. My very own doomsday friends in my head. They talk to me when I’m feeling unsure or not so confident about something I want to do. It’s funny, they don’t bug me much when I’m 100% determined about what I’m doing. Do […]
My friend just rolled her eyes at me. Even though we were on the phone, I could tell. I had just made the suggestion that she could write her book—the thing she said she’s always wanted to do—on the side. Nights and weekends. She pushed back at my suggestion, and I understood why. Her life’s busy enough […]
Begin with the end in mind.
Beware of the invisible ball and chain.
Take the time to plan.
The other day, I had a craving for Japanese food. Having lived in New York most of my life, I’m used to variety and lots of options to choose from when it comes to food. Now that I live in Clearwater, Florida, I find my choices of Japanese restaurants a bit on the short side. […]
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