Stop Trying So Hard to Be Happy

Happiness is an elusive, dynamic, ever changing gift. Sometimes we know we used to be happy when we notice we aren’t right now. Do you recall moments in childhood, or that first blush of love when you were giddy with Continue reading

On Parenting and Babies

My four angels

Many couples are questioning the wisdom of raising children at this time in our history. Some feel pressure, and some  aren’t ready. A reader just sent me this: “Beth: This irritates me. Do some woman exaggerate their love of children Continue reading

Leonard Nimoy’s Garden

My garden 2015

Just before we lost the incomparable Leonard Nimoy I started my Spring garden. In Phoenix we plant herbs and veggies outside in February ahead of the stifling summer heat. Watching the miracle of tiny seeds transforming into lettuce, tomatoes, dill, Continue reading

All Relationships End – Goodbye 2014

As I was winding up business for 2014 and working on goals and visions for 2015, I thought about the ending of our relationship with 2014. It occurred to me: All relationships end either through death or breakup. If you Continue reading

Get Out of Holiday Overwhelm!

Your friends love you. Your family loves you. Your clients are in overwhelm, too. Do the best you can. If you didn’t get cards, gifts or greetings out for your favorite holiday in time, send something anyway. Make it a Continue reading

Merry Christmas – there, I said it

Merry Christmas!

I’m going to wish you all a Merry Christmas. I don’t understand all the kerfluffle about this anyway. It’s getting a little annoying, this walking on rice paper to avoid “offending someone.” Who is this humorless “someone” anyway? And why Continue reading

Social Media Fatigue

~ Post every day ~ Don’t post every day ~ You must use Google+ ~ Google+ isn’t ready for primetime ~ Update your SEO ~ SEO is old school ~ If you’re not on Facebook, you don’t exist ~ LinkedIn Continue reading

Give that girl a Cheeseburger!

I was enjoying an adult beverage in the trendy Scottsdale Quarter with an out-of-town friend. We quietly watched the passersby from our outdoor perch. He turned and asked, “Is there a food shortage in Scottsdale? Women just ain’t this skinny Continue reading

How do I Make Sure I Hire the Right Person?

Updated 11/7/14 Interviewing requires a balance of intuition, psychology, leadership, common sense, and luck. We need to think like a detective to determine not only if the person is a fit, but also figure out what they may not be Continue reading

My New Hire Looked Better on Paper. Now What?

Employment of humans is tricky business. An interview is like dating. We need to be a detective, psychologist, analyst, motivator, and entrepreneur. In short, an all-around sleuth. Here’s a question I just got from a reader. Today I’ll handle the Continue reading