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

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

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

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

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

Reader asks for help with Daughter’s Parenting woes

Doris Wrote: “Beth, you mentioned that you have raised a number of children, and it sounds like they turned out good. Can you help me with my daughter? She has a 4 year old daughter who is running the house. Continue reading

If You Can Read This You Aren’t Done Yet

Have you ever watched a painting take shape? All art starts out as a rough approximation of what it will become — much like humans. Twenty-somethings think they need to already be what they are going to be, but it 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