Archives for May 2013

Irony Strikes!

  Back in February, I’d written a blog post entitled “Adversity, Time, Learning”. It went well. I modified it, slightly, and sent it directly to Arianna Huffington (my Daring Greatly moment!). She liked it and had it published in Huffington Post. Immediately thereafter, the software I used to upload my blog posts from, for the […]

Adversity Time Learning

originally posted on Thursday, February 7, 2013   Do you recall a year when life’s challenges arrived in a cluster so large it took your breath away? Remember? I do. In the Spring of 2005, my seemingly healthy mother-in-law was diagnosed with leukemia. She was gone 5 weeks later. She was 68. Six weeks after […]

Forget About Goals

  originally posted on Monday, January 7, 2013   If you haven’t decided upon goals or a plan for this year, forget about it, for the moment.   This is the time of year we are inundated with goal setting by every communication means possible.   Depending on your mood or what is happening in […]

Powerful Women Speak

originally posted on Monday, December 10, 2012   Last Thursday, I attended the MA Women’s Conference, held in Boston. 8,000 women (and a few men) went to the same conference and had different moments and experiences of inspiration and motivation. Speakers included Delia Ephron, Arianna Huffington, Brené Brown, Fawn Germer, Tory Johnson, Kristin Chenoweth, Barbara […]

Gratitude Strategy

originally posted on Thursday, November 15, 2012   One of Webster’s definitions of strategy is the following: Strategy “: an adaptation or complex of adaptations (as of behavior, metabolism, or structure) that serves or appears to serve an important function in achieving evolutionary success”   Gratitude   Author Melody Beattie says this about gratitude:   […]

Creativity and You

originally posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012   “I’m not creative.” How often have you heard this statement?  Have you said it yourself? In a business training video, John Cleese discusses creativity by drawing on Donald MacKinnon’s research.  (Until recently, I didn’t know John Cleese had other talents besides being a comic actor!) In the […]

Being. Heard.

originally posted on Thursday, November 1, 2012   Yesterday, 48 hours post the worst assault of Hurricane Sandy, I drove from our home in Southern NH to the Philadelphia area. As I drove closer to NYC, the traffic lightened as the hints of devastation mounted; trees uprooted and debris stacked along the Hutchinson Parkway.  Utility […]

Choosing Not to be Mauled by a Tiger

originally posted on Monday, September 24, 2012   In yesterday’s NYT, a small article was written about a man who “leapt from a monorail into a tiger enclosure at the Bronx Zoo on Friday”. He was mauled by the tiger and remains hospitalized.  The tiger did nothing unexpected. When asked by a NYPD sergeant why […]

A Big Question Pondered

originally posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012   While composing a note of congratulations and gratitude to my minister on her 25th year leading the congregation I had attended, my mind drifted back to our first in-depth conversation. We were having lunch.  It was a ‘getting to know one another better’ kind of gathering.  I […]

The Mouse that Roared!

originally posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2012   I was attending my first managers’ meeting in my new management role.  Sitting at the same round table were several other managers/peers. One of them addressed me and stated she didn’t see how I would make it in this business as I was ‘quiet as a mouse’. […]