Labels (Three Minute Read)

Some labels are important.  After all, I don’t want to grab a Merlot when I’m really looking for a Pinot Noir.  But other than the important ones (like those on wine bottles), I dislike labels.  I don’t like the scratchy ones on the inside of my...

THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT (Three Minute Read)

If you’ve watched one minute of television in the last month, you’ve been inundated with political commercials. This candidate is shady, this candidate wants to end social security, this candidate wants to raise property taxes. Blah, blah, blah. I tune it...

If T.V. Shows Can Reboot, So Can We! (Three Minute Read)

In case you haven’t noticed, old television shows are coming back in prime time, but with a new flair.  Will & Grace, Murphy Brown, Magnum P.I., and Miami Vice are on the list. It’s inspired me to think about the whole concept of a reboot. First,...

Planning vs. Spontaneity (Three Minute Read)

I confess, spur-of-the-moment isn’t my favorite flavor. I seldom do anything at the last minute.  On the contrary, I plan my work, my meals, my wardrobe, my errands, and my social life.  I use three separate calendars.  Does that make me obsessive-compulsive? ...

We All Have Our Priorities (Three Minute Read)

I want to talk about priorities. We all have them. What I’m wondering is how you prioritize yours?  Do you make lists, schedule due dates, and calmly proceed?  Or are you frequently overwhelmed by all the things you have to do?  And most problematic, do you ever...

Having a Positive Attitude (3 Minute Read)

When I was 13 years old, I had an epiphany.  While listening to my mom and dad bickering, I observed that my mom was a pessimist and my dad was an optimist. I decided in that moment to be more like my dad. I chose optimism, and pretty soon thereafter, it wasn’t...

Have Some Patience (It’s only a 3 minute read)

Google’s dictionary defines patience as “the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.” And there was my photograph right beside the definition!  Just kidding.  I have been told that I’m an...

Persistence (Three Minute Read)

Last week, I FINALLY finished and published my blog about procrastination. Your comments were very insightful. Now, I’m going share some thoughts about persistence, which is pretty much an opposing concept. “I never gave up,” a dear friend said to me...

I’ll Do It Later (Three Minutes on Procrastination)

I’ve been meaning to write about procrastination for months, and I’m finally getting around to it.  And I’ve been thinking that procrastination isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  In fact, it’s a human thing.  We all do it.  So let’s...

Divorce Doesn’t Have to Get Ugly (Three Minute Read)

I recently heard a quote that really resonated: “Love your kids more than you hate your ex.”  Although I’ve seen a fair share of hatred in my divorce mediation practice, I’ve also seen a lot of respect. Which brings me to this week’s...

Ride or Die: A Few Thoughts About Loyalty (Three Minute Read)

Loyalty is important in all relationships, not just romantic ones.  It factors into your business life, your friendships and, quite significantly, yourself.  However you define it in your own life, the benefits of loyalty are unlimited. In business, I believe that...

I Thought I Was Done Raising Kids! (Three Minute Read)

Grandparenting, I’m told, is one of life’s greatest joys.  I’ve personally witnessed the unconditional love of a grandparent for a grandchild, and vice versa. It’s happy stuff. Mostly. But what if it isn’t? I’ve also seen people...