Ding! I opened the text preview at my kitchen table. I dropped my phone on the placemat. I clenched my jaw, closed my eyes, and shook my head. The grey bubble lacked logic and overflowed with pessimism and negativity. I read the text to my daughter, who confirmed — it didn’t make sense. I’d like […]
Assumicide attacked our home one weekend. Casualties were great. In my pale celery green kitchen, my hands full scooping out eggs for brunch, my oldest man-child loomed in the doorway and kindly called me on an assumption. Ouch. Just the day before, this same then-17-year-old and I had a similar conversation in the very same […]
Work doesn’t have to be this hard. It can be a joy. Joy, connection, belonging, purpose…all of that is available at work. As part of the wholeness of your life. You can work where your strengths are embraced, and your growth is championed. A place where values drive innovation and care, sustaining a wholehearted, flourishing […]
My plane was delayed last month because of poor communication and a dog. My 5:20am flight (YIKES) was set to leave early, when the flight attendants started whispering about a dog on the plane. I’m in the second row, so I’ve got a front-row seat to the quandary. “The dog’s not in a carrier.” “She […]
The buzzy beep halted the entire boarding line. The gate agent kindly asked the woman, “Are you traveling with him?” “Yes.” “Oh, good. He scanned your boarding pass.” The woman rounded on him, “You idiot.” At first, I thought she was teasing her traveling companion. Just playful banter. But after the gate agent quickly solved […]
“That’s not how you do it,” she chided. “It’s how Aunt Frances taught me,” the other defended. “No, it’s not.” “Were you there?” “Do you make these every year?” In a kitchen covered with 100s of wedding cookies, my two Italian aunts suddenly turned from excited chatter to excessive bickering. How did two sisters in […]
Three cousins walk into a bar.An illustration on conflict. A fireball on ice, cucumber soda, silver martini, and sampler app ordered at the counter, the group grabs a table, plunks down their white table number down, and start catching up. After 20 minutes of laughing and talking, they notice their appetizer has not arrived. Silver […]
You’re pool-side, slathering sunscreen on a kid who just wants to get into the water, and that slack ping on your phone tickles your ears. Resentment, guilt, insecurity all flood your chest. What should you do? Here’s the goal: Stop shoulding on yourself. So I’m not gonna tell you what you should do. But I […]
The glass text alert dinged, and I opened the preview at my kitchen table. I just dropped my phone on the placemat. I clenched my jaw, closed my eyes, and shook my head. The grey bubble lacked logic and overflowed with pessimism and negativity. I read the text to my daughter who confirmed — it […]
It’s been a week, friends. It’s been a week. Congressional hearing bombshells, Supreme Court rulings, and a host of other issues have nearly everyone I’ve talked to off-kilter (at best). Today I was having lunch with a new friend at a delicious Mexican place with straws too big for the glasses. I, of course, got […]
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