An easy new year’s resolution

A friend recently sent me the link to the final five minutes of an interview with Marurice Sendak. The two progressed from talking about Sendak’s book to simply talking. In the end their conversation centered around life, loss, and love. It’s a beautifully moving five minutes, full of the contradictions we all embrace in our […]

Two easy ways to take care of yourself in the holidays

The end of the year season always slaps me in the face with a big reminder: buy, buy, BUY like there’s no tomorrow. Yet internet adds also encourage me to spread the joy to those who have less. The machine at the checkout prompts me to give $5 to homeless pets. My orthopedist sends a […]

Waiting Room

Yesterday my iPhone started acting like a phone. That sent me running to the Apple store this morning. Who cares if the phone function works? I had no data! I got to the store as the doors opened and squeaked into the short line for a Genius Bar appointment. I was told I would have […]

Telling stories

I attended the annual Pioneer Network conference on culture change a few weeks ago. I feel so inspired! They have a fantastic opening plenary session about the importance of valuing people—have you ever been? It’s so motivational, and I’ve come back wondering how we can incorporate some of that inspiration where I work. A number […]

The Conversation

Imagine your best friend tells you they’re going to have “the conversation” with their spouse. What do you think? It’s the conversation about retiring? They want a divorce? A new car? Whatever pops first to mind likely represents both your understanding of your friend and the recent stressors in the relationship. Because “the conversation” implies […]