Setting a New Course

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 | No Comments

One of the reasons having clarity about what I stand for has been helpful, is that it makes it possible for me course-correct when I find myself reacting to situations instead of bringing my best.  As those of you fabulous human beings who read my blog regularly know, my Super Objective (what drives me as […]

What Are You Trying To Prove?

Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

A competitive bunch were we.  In a program in which the freshman class of 100 gets slashed to 25 students by sophomore year, it’s no wonder that every one of us felt we had something to prove.  We wanted to be “chosen”.  To prove that we were good enough.  To prove that we had the […]

What’s Your “Exception”?

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 | 2 Comments

For me, there’s no question that “exception is the enemy of discipline”.  A little rice with my Japanese food at lunch, leads to pasta and bread…and yes, cookies at dinner – and death to my no-carb diet.  One month I don’t get my newsletter out, and then I don’t get it out.  And don’t get […]

You’re Not “All That”

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 | 6 Comments

I had lunch with an old friend of mine yesterday, an actor who has been successfully working his craft for the past 20 years.  He’s done movies, TV, Broadway, lots of regional theatre.  When you consider that only about 2% of actors make a living wage, he’s done extraordinarily well for himself.  I couldn’t help […]

Are you who you show you are?

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

It was a day I’ll never forget.  During my morning “zen time” I had been reading Nathaniel Brandon”s, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: The Definitive Work on Self-Esteem by the Leading Pioneer in the Field – I think it was around 2003 (it was definitely before my kiddo was born, as there hasn’t been much “zen” […]

Putting your “philosophy” into action.

Posted by on Aug 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. – Eleanor Roosevelt There’s quite a lot of talk these […]