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SUGGESTIONS; NOT RESOLUTIONS

It’s a new year but people still struggle with the same issues:

One Doesn’t Have To Be The Loneliest 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 […]

ROUTE 66 TO Success

If you aren’t basically a SAVVY networker, no amount if coaching, tips, coaches or gurus

Something Tough to Say: If Skittish, Try Yiddish!

Yiddish is a colorful language that peppers our conversations, our newscasts and TV show. If there’s a difficult situation and you’re skittish, try Yiddish!

Soundbyte-sized Lessons From the Blackout

If you watched or read the news you know that many of us in Northern California experienced power blackouts because the firestorms to the north are raging! The gusty winds could potentially send embers flying…and start additional fires. Downed power lines could ignite fires as well. Or so we were told—as most of us were without power from 2-4 days.

The Day The Earth Shook…and Shook

It was a lovely October day; no fog, fairly temperate; no “winter” coat needed in San Francisco for my 5:30 meeting with a potential speaking client. I was able to get in a full day in the office— booking speaking engagements, talking to clients and sending out a couple of Speaker contracts.

Route 66: The Top Traits of Savvy, Smart Networkers

Chapter Sweet 16 in Face To Face: How To Reclaim The Personal Touch in a Digital World> 1) Acknowledge — gifts, leads, information, ideas, support (send handwritten notes). 2) Stay in touch when seeking nothing. 3) Are aware of who is in their personal and professional network. 4) Know who they like, respect and trust. […]

My Friend’s Feedback SHOCKED Me!

Although she’s been gone eleven years I often think of my dear teacher friend, Arleen Honda, and the day her feedback shocked me. We met my first year in San Francisco when I received a long term substitute teaching position at an elementary school where she taught. One of the first things I noticed about […]

Unless Your Name is Casper, Please Don’t GHOST

Why is it that way too many of us would rather say nothing than merely a polite “No thanks, that doesn’t work for me”? Are we such sweet, thoughtful, empathic people that the thought of upsetting someone with a direct “no” is more than we can bear? If you think the answer is yes, let […]

Cleaning Out The “Closets of Our Lives”

More challenging than cleaning out our actual closets, is assessing, distancing and removing the people who do not “Spark Joy”.