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

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

Nekkid on the Web: Adventures in Technology

These last few days have felt as though I wandered naked into a High Society party wearing nothing but rollers and bunny slippers. It’s that nightmare we’ve all had – feeling vulnerable and a little too out of our league. Continue reading

Living with a “Monkey Mind?”

TMI! TMI! Information comes flying at us at mach speeds 24/7. And we all know what 24/7 means. We have a collective attention span of a gnat on crack. Back in the 70’s, researchers were worried that fast moving pixels Continue reading

Get Back on the Horse!

Get back on the horse!

I slipped and fell in an airport and broke three vertebrae in my neck. The next year was a blur. Surgeries, neck brace, lost voice, lost time on the speaking circuit, lost my memory for a bit. Found my friends Continue reading

Out of the mouths of Babes

A dear friend of mine died recently. We had been friends for 43 years with a brief stint in there as husband and wife. My little neighbor came over after I returned from an out of town memorial service. In Continue reading

Life is not a straight line

On my dad’s wall was a quote by John Shedd, “A ship in the harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships were built for.” I thought of this when I heard a woman on the Dr. Phil show complaining 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

Can I have a Do-over?

She sat across from me at the restaurant and went down the list of her failures: in relationships, career, family, personal goals. Girlfriends do this with each other … we listen and let our friends vent. It’s good for us: Continue reading

How to Not Shoot Yourself in the Foot

“It may be helpful for you to consider the fact that to permit stupid thoughts to dwell and slip through the mind is as dangerous as letting sharp delicate tools slip through the fingers.” Mary Strong, Letters of the Scattered Continue reading