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

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

Thinking about your future as you prepare to vote

As we move into the election cycle once again, it seems prudent to re-post some notes on Thinking. I recently wrote a very small book that encompasses an entire day’s seminar: Thinking About Thinking. I made it cell-phone sized so Continue reading

Small Towns: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Common wisdom is that small towns are great places for kids to grow up. Yes and No. My first town had a population of 70, the next one was 800, and the next was 5,000. When my very large family Continue reading

Reader asks: My daughter is dating a doofus. Help!

Well Beth, if you are taking questions now… can you help me with my daughter? One thing that was made clear to me last year is that my daughter wants and needs my presence at the holidays. I’m dreading this Continue reading

Resilience – Finding Inner Strength

It’s dicey out there! Buckle up, the ride isn’t over yet! People are reporting feeling more stressed now than they did one year ago according to the American Psychological Association. But it doesn’t have to derail you. What can YOU Continue reading

It’s no big thing…

Valentines and elections, Marriages and lives … All are lost from little things, not big. Each decision we make impacts our lives for the long haul. We are the only person in the world who is 100% impacted by every Continue reading