Priceless lessons on conversation and connection

Some people insist on enjoying the journey as much as the destination. I’m one of those people. (Maybe you can relate?)  So, in working on my new book on conversation and connection (ironically, during a pandemic, when most opportunities for in-person...

Is it time to curate your social media feed?

Had it with all the stress, negativity, and uncertainty in the world?  Here’s something I’m doing right now in an effort to “curate” a better, more energizing, inspiring, and pleasant social media experience for myself… I’m making a...

The Benefits of Conversations with Strangers

After four months of pandemic lockdown, we did something a little crazy recently. We went on a vacation. That’s right. Amidst this unprecedented time of uncertainty and social distancing my boyfriend Mark and I took a trip. We decided it was the perfect summer...

Courtesy, grace, and kindness matter more than ever

No journalism class has ever suggested the use of “Hello! How are you doing?” as the ideal example of a gripping lead.  But this isn’t journalism class.  I’m offering a sincere “Hello! How are you doing?” because I mean it. ...

Here’s how to be proactive and intentional about your future

Ever notice that when you’re trying to adapt, evolve, shift, or even rise up from the ashes, going back to the basics is the best place to begin?  I found this to be true today. I had planned to work on my new book first thing this morning, but instead chose to...

Remember Who Moved My Cheese?

Remember the book “Who Moved My Cheese?”  It was a short, self-help parable published in the late 1990s that dealt with the topics of uncertainty and change. (I realize some of you weren’t even born then, but stay with me here.)  Those of you who do...