Why You Can Chill Out About Other People

A few weeks ago I was weaving my way through an art exhibit. It was set up so that you went through it in a single file line. Sounds simple, right? Except people don’t view art in the exact same way. Some could spend a whole day doing it. Others... ...not so much. This particular exhibit entranced me. My pace slowed, and soon there was a widening gap be...
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A Tale of Two Freak-Outs

What better way to learn a valuable, humbling lesson than by having a total, unadulterated freak-out? Having two of them. I would know. Though Santa was not involved, both of my personal incidents were still special in their own way, and each actually had a different fix. Yet, in the end, they both pointed to the same, spectacularly dramatic lesson ab...
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Why Work-Life Balance is Bogus…and How to Get it Anyway

Recently I found myself tackling an ambitiously crazy to-do list. I decided to update my website, start writing my new book, get new client business, keep my blog going and join an extremely well-connected new committee. Oh, and I wanted to have a little fun, too. I told myself it was completely doable. I just needed to focus on my work-life balance, to c...
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The One Question You Need to Ask Yourself. Twice.

Last week my husband called with what he thought was exciting news. He’d scored free tickets to the Aztecs game and - more importantly in his opinion - to the fireworks show afterwards. "The fireworks are supposed to be incredible," he told me excitedly. "Wanna go?" And then he waited for my answer. The truth? No, I didn't want to go. Hubbie loves all th...
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