Is it possible to plan yourself into paralysis?
I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but this year I’m staring down the barrel of (at least) one family member’s wedding, a multi-decade high school reunion, and a cruise. Not only do I need to boost my stamina and endurance for these exciting events, I would love to feel comfortable in something other than sweatpants […]
My family gathered ’round the kitchen table early afternoon the day after Thanksgiving. Football was on, the kids were heavy into a foosball tournament, and us grownup-types were snacking and visiting. Waltzing down memory lane over leftover turkey. It was good stuff. The visiting, that is, not the leftover turkey (although that was pretty good […]
In my previous career, my employer was a big proponent of the management principle “measure what matters.” They had quantifiable goals for just about everything, from length of employment to number of phone calls the customer care line answered in an hour to how many Facebook ‘likes’ each post received. It’s been several years since […]
I’ve never been a shoe person. All my life, I’ve needed just handful of shoes to feel comfortable in any occasion. Need to dress up? Black pumps. Exercise? Sneakers. Is it summer? Flip flops. Winter? Furry boots. Have a class? Plain white flats. All purpose. No muss, no fuss. Give me a Scholastic book order form, or […]
Everybody says you have to have a platform if you want to be a writer. All these agents, publishers, writers’ blogs – they all say you have to put yourself out there. Not just yourself. Your best, nicest self. This will help people like you, want to work with you, and even buy what you write. This […]