Yesterday was one of those hectic, crazy work days, where nothing seemed to be going right. Add to that the cold, wintry weather we’re experiencing here in New York, and I had myself my own little horror story. After going to bed early and exhausted, I woke up this morning to a nasty, outside temperature
“Like most things in life, it’s the stories we tell ourselves that get in our way.” I wrote this line a long time ago, and thought about it this morning. We were expecting a huge storm in New York City yesterday. Of course, the media amped up the anticipatory anxiety big time. And, with the
The other day, I went out to lunch with my mom and my niece. We went to a cozy little place that serves tea in china cups, and has comfy little pillows in the booths and on the chairs. Over our meal, we shared different perspectives about age. After all, we had 3 generations sitting
The topic of hoarding has gotten a lot of attention in the media over the past few years. Anxiety-driven by a fear of letting go of something that may be needed later, the hoarder is portrayed buried under mountains of items that are not only no longer needed, but often hidden from existence. The hoarder
Last night, I saw a post on social media that really annoyed me. Just as all the quick commentators, I felt like responding right away. Something stopped me. I realized I was angry, and that now was not the time to add my two cents. Like many people, I am told that I am at
You’re in the middle of a crazy day, and your eyes are darting everywhere: emails, texts, Facebook…you name it. Your anxious, emotional self is amping up, and you need your practical self to dial things down. How? Focus. Focus relieves the discomfort of distraction and helps you take control. You only have so many hours
Recently, on my TV show, Workplace Confidence, we discussed courageous conversations we all need to have in our personal lives. I call them “courageous” because these can be difficult discussions, requiring a lot of confidence and care. In business, we call it “contingency planning” for when things go wrong. The same applies to our personal
This week’s tips & tweets are all about making positive changes in 2015. Actor Jim Carrey once said “Intention is everything.” I think that’s very true. You need focus to succeed. You also need process to get from here to there, as well as structure, motivation, collaboration, and confidence. But, intention is a good place
Last night, at a dinner party, we were all remembering Super-Storm Sandy. We were comparing notes on the damage to our neighborhoods, and how long we were without power. (For my husband and me, it was 2 weeks.) However, even with all the bad, I was remembering a few good things. For one: Being grateful.
Time to rise and shine an amazing year upon us! Happy New Year!!