Monthly Archives: April 2013

Tool For Tuesday: If You Lose It, You Lose It.

I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. — Winston Churchill I had a talk with my stepdaughter, Libi, who has a 3-year-old and a 6-month-old. She asked, “How did you do it with so … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Take the Spiritual Approach. Move from the Problem to the Solution.

I once met a woman who had recently married a guy with two teenage sons. To say she did not like the older son would be an understatement. Her arm hairs bristled when he walked into the room. “How do … Continue reading

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What Do Successful People Know? Laura Vanderkam Says: Small Things Equals Great Power.

I’m a big fan of Laura Vanderkam, and her latest book, What the Most Successful People Do at Work, continues to nudge me (in totally supportive ways) that I can get more tick for my tock. That’s the equivalent of … Continue reading

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It Isn’t Fair But It’s A Fact of Life.

Here’s my article from today’s Philadelphia Inquirer: Prepare for a new wave of security By Diana Bletter POSTED: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 3:01 AM The first time I walked into a supermarket in northern Israel, I was surprised when a … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Terrorists Want You Dead. Celebrate Being Alive.

My husband Jonny and I dedicated our run this morning to all the victims of the Boston Marathon attack on April 15. If you’re a runner, run your miles in memory of all those who were killed and all those … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Have to…Just Keep Going.

We don’t always understand why we’re going through this pain. It isn’t fair. It isn’t fair. We can repeat that over and over again and it’s true – it’s not fair that we have to endure so much suffering. There’s … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Today is a Room That Has Never Been Entered Before

This tool for Tuesday has to do with death. It has to do with life. My friend, Anne, sent me (via her daughter) a link to an inspirational piece by Roger Ebert, about dying. He quoted Vincent van Gogh, who … Continue reading

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Do Women Speak A Different Language?

My older son’s friend, Jake, who’s 29, and a good guy was talking about what he’s still learning: “When a woman says yes but really means no; when she says no but really means yes; and when, when…does she say … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: You Can’t Detach From Someone Whose Approval You Need

You can’t detach from someone whose approval you need. You can’t grow up and be an authentic adult, not tied into someone else, if you keep seeking their approval. I’ve been a perfectionist, people-pleaser, goody-goody, put-my-needs-at-the-back-of-the-list person who craved—really craved—people’s … Continue reading

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