Month: January 2015

“It’s full of stars!”

“I do not mean to sound like a snob or anything, but I do not like the fact that sometimes I feel like I am being treated like a baby (my actions get second guessed, my actions have to be confirmed, I sometimes get blamed for things that are not my fault — & at…
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January 28, 2015 0

“You were right!”

Dear Readers, you know me: I’m a coach. I’m not made of stone. When a client, after much shifty eyes, and doubt, and hope, and fear, and whining, finally, finally knuckles under and takes my suggestions, getting the positive feedback and circumstances I predicted, and, gleefully, takes the time to tell me that I was right…oh,…
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January 24, 2015 0

So, you’re not perfect…

“But anyway I see that it is better not to apologize. I shall do what I can, and my readers will see for themselves that I have done all I could.”- Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov Yesterday, I did this podcast with my old friend Marie Segares (, and we had a great time. Not exactly hordes of…
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January 22, 2015 0

Career Building via Social

So excited to announce this! Last year, I applied for, and received a Nokia Scholarship to attend Social Media Week 2014 here in NYC. This year, my biz partner Marie Segares suggested, casually, that we take SMW up on their expressed call for diverse, interesting panels and make them a pitch. We did…and they called our bluff: Career…
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January 15, 2015 0

National Clean Off Your Desk Day

  Monday, January 12 was National Clean Off Your Desk Day. Um, okay, I guess. Sounds to me like someone had a far too much spare time on their hands because seriously: shut up. Who cares about your clean desk? I’m writing this, in my home office, sitting at a desk that is a sea…
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January 13, 2015 0

“Dear Kitty…”

“Paper is patient.”-Anne Frank Since the age of 13 or so, I’ve read, and re-read, Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl countless times. I think it’s one of those miraculous  books that only really hits home, when one becomes an adult, and understands how astonishingly brave she was. Surrounded by horror, she committed to hope. Trapped in that…
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January 11, 2015 0

“I am not a “writer”… but I can write.”

A few days ago, I received an email from a woman who had read this piece about writing a book and been inspired. (You’re welcome, America.) The fact that she wrote that sentence, simultaneously promoting and denigrating her own talents really drove me insane intrigued me. As a coach, I meet so many people who tell me…
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January 7, 2015 0

New Year, Same Old Pressure

Ugh, you know it’s the New Year, when you see all these people on social media sharing plans “to eat no white foods,” or “drink only kale juice,” or whatever other inspiring depressing resolutions they’re punishing themselves with, and all you can think of is,”…no booze? There but for the grace of God go I.”…
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January 2, 2015 0