This post is about friends who help us to be the person we’d like to be, told through my experiences with both failure and grace. Continue reading What If You Fail to Be Who You Thought You’d Be?
I’ll give you a clue. It involves bare skin. You can call me “Sweet Cheeks.” Or “Sticky Buns.” But don’t … Continue reading This is more disturbing than stepping in gum
A lighthearted look at failing to see the light I know. I never thought it would happen either. I got … Continue reading Why my blissful new-car feeling lasted just a week
Isn’t it possible for something to get worse in such tiny increments that I fail to recognize “worse” until it’s completely broken? Continue reading How do you know when something is really broken?
On writing a eulogy for my mother “Well, Tal,” I had said at my mother’s memorial service, “Maybe she’ll forget.” … Continue reading The final shade of death: She doesn’t have Alzheimer’s anymore!
When you lose someone by Alzheimer’s, you lose her progressively. Both you and the one you love experience shades of death. Continue reading Shades of death: When you lose a loved one to Alzheimer’s disease
I had always wanted children. I simply had no idea that raising them — or parenting them once their decisions were all theirs — could feel so hard. Continue reading Parenting Rule #1: Stop looking the “gift horse” in the mouth
Whether I intend to or not, I am marketing by the way I live — positively or negatively. You are too. We are marketers. Continue reading Make them want what you have
On a special Saturday morning, I spent time with my grandson saying I love you with every chore. He got it. Continue reading ‘Are you doing this because you love me?’
(Or why “sharpening your saw” is so important — no matter what your “saw” might be) I had noticed that … Continue reading When doing good prevents you from doing best
Who knew that “the change” meant I’d change my outfit in an instant — and then change it back again? Continue reading Menopause goal: Never let them see you sweat
Driving toward a strategy Driving to and from work has made me a strategic commuter. Leaving my office at 5:05 … Continue reading How can you be strategic when you don’t have time to plan?
I had missed the birth of my first grandchild, and I was determined to be as present as possible for … Continue reading A grandmother is born — again
All the pleasant “kum ba ya” feelings I’d had carrying a ruined dress from an apologetic dry cleaner had fled. Continue reading This is what customer service looks like
The difference wasn’t that I added anything to my routine. The difference was that I did what I thought I had been doing. Continue reading Do what you thought you were doing
It was my first Gramsy-grandson date, and Niko and I had chosen Chick-Fil-A for lunch after our adventures at the … Continue reading I’m BIG on time with my grandson
I had thoughts of “He will make your paths straight” (Prov. 3:6) and “Just keep swimming” (Dory in Finding Nemo), but, mostly I thought about a foot lamp. Continue reading Your action might make the difference. Act.