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19 Life Lessons Worth Sharing

19 Life Lessons Worth Sharing

Dec 23, 2019

If you wake up each day feeling smarter and wiser, you're miles ahead of most people. You're miles ahead of where you were a year ago. Celebrate that. I'm happy to share these lessons with you, in hopes they lighten your load and bring you a smile.

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3 Words that Eliminate Daily Hassles

3 Words that Eliminate Daily Hassles

Dec 16, 2019

One step ahead. Living this way brings so much freedom. Living one step ahead doesn’t mean sending Christmas cards in November. It’s not about speeding through life or missing the moment—it just means when the moment arrives, you’re not searching...

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How I Conquered My Hardest Task (and How You Can Conquer Yours)

How I Conquered My Hardest Task (and How You Can Conquer Yours)

Nov 18, 2019

If you could wrap up the most difficult, wildly uncomfortable project on your list, what else could you accomplish? No telling.

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What Are Your Email Pet Peeves?

What Are Your Email Pet Peeves?

Nov 11, 2019

We all have them. Taken together, they become not only humorous but eye-opening. Clearly we all want others to respect our time—and us. In that spirit, I've come up with this quick list of 15 email pet peeves. Which ones are on your list?

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When Someone Won't Take No for an Answer

When Someone Won't Take No for an Answer

Nov 04, 2019

You don't have to cave. You don't have to get upset. But you may have to stand taller and be firmer than you're used to. Spoiler alert: It's worth it. The 7 tips I'm about to share came straight out of personal experience. So I know they work. I...

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How to Say No Politely

How to Say No Politely

Oct 21, 2019

Do you ever find yourself wanting to get out of an invitation? Or an obligation? One night before dinner, on my parents' last night in town, my dad was lamenting that he and my mother had received an invitation with the dreaded words "black tie."

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If You're Serious About Stress Management

If You're Serious About Stress Management

Oct 07, 2019

You're going to have to get comfortable with saying no. But you're also going to have to get comfortable with delegating. I can help—not because I'm an expert at it but because in acquiring this skill, I've overcome my share of failed attempts.

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How to Make Disappointment Hurt Less

How to Make Disappointment Hurt Less

Sep 16, 2019

Last week on Sept. 11, my cousin David would have turned 49—and I realized he'd been gone nearly as long as he'd been here. It's a real gift when the first thought of someone you've lost brings not tears but smiles. Ever been there?  Disappointment...

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Sorry vs. Thank You

Sorry vs. Thank You

Sep 09, 2019

First, I can't thank you enough for allowing me the summer off. But more about that in a moment. Today's post is about the subtle difference our language can make. And though the lesson took place in a business realm, you may find it also applies to...

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"I'd Like to Tell You a Real Happening"

May 06, 2019

Have you ever longed to have a moment with someone you've loved and lost? Two weeks ago on a Florida beach, I had a moment that made me think of the 'real happening' line from Johnny Cash. "Meet the man responsible for my success..." — my dad,...

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