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Relationships Rock…and Rule™

Long Range Views Require Patience The Wall Street Journal featured an event sponsored by Cartier Jewelers in Beverly Hills. The invited guests were the super-wealthy. The vice president business development, Carl Adams, brought in the assistant curator for Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute to speak to the guests. What caught my eye in the article […]

How To Create Your Own “Luck”

With a Little Bit of  Blooming (Good) Luck and an Apology to Lerner and Loewe St.Patrick’s Day is my favorite holiday full of stories, humor, spirit and LUCK. In Chicago, Mayor Daley The First turned the Chicago River green. The practice continues. My mother, who learned the Irish jig in her hometown of Toronto, taught […]

ONE Doesn’t Have To Be The “LONELINESS” NUMBER

After chatting with a lovely, older widower at the next table at one of our local restaurants, my friend mentioned to me that she had met him the day before at another local breakfast cafe where he also dined alone. After our chat, she said she thought he was lonely. But one doesn’t have to […]

How I Turned a Layoff Lemons Into Lemon… Souffle

People have often asked me how I went from being a public school educator to an internationally-recognized expert, speaker and (legitimate) best-selling author. Here’s the long tale of what happened and what I did about it.       The Postman Only Rang Once When USPS rang our doorbell to deliver the layoff notices from […]