Character

Mom’s Wisdom I Hear Daily (Part 2)

Mom’s aren’t perfect. Every family is dysfunctional. (Have you ever known a perfectly functional one?) Our mom’s play a HUGE part in creating who we  are today. So, revisiting my mother’s wisdom in Part 1, I become even more aware of Mom’s influence on my daily thoughts. Comments that used to elicit a rolling-of-the-eyes became [...]

3 Quick Wisdoms from My Mom for You (Part 1)

I’d like to know where Hallmark World is. Apparently it’s better than Disneyland. Mother’s Day in Hallmark World, for instance, is a celebration of warm and fuzzy perfect parenting, unconditional love and support and endless memories of dress-up and tea parties. In my world, though, my mother and I have rarely seen eye-to-eye, and at [...]

Is the Art Of Conversation Dying?

A CBS news piece this morning shows a woman berating a flight attendant... you may have seen this. The reporter's "message" is that we should consider the consequences of uploading a video of someone behaving badly. After all, this disgruntled passenger has now been suspended from her job. Hang on. Let's take this down to [...]

Why Thoughts on Weinstein & O’Reilly Don’t Matter

“There are a lot of nervous men out there right now.” The words, said so matter-of-fact, rolled off my husband’s tongue as we watched the morning news of the 23 million dollar harassment settlement by O’Reilly and the growing list of violators that echo the Weinstein scandal. My friends and business associates ask me daily [...]

Are We Broadcasting What We Want?

Sometimes we see someone who changes his or her broadcast or self-representation with a change of the wind. In a recent conversation with an old friend, we remembered someone who had done this very blatantly. It's a sure way to lose trust of the folks around you. What can we learn from this? How can [...]

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