Category Archives: Other people and us

Tool For Tuesday: How To Predict The Future

How can you predict the future? How can you predict what someone else will do? By looking at what they’ve already done. Look at your boss. She (threw you off there, didn’t I?) criticized you yesterday and the day before that. … Continue reading

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Are You Being Helpful–Or Are You Trying To Force Solutions?

My friend, Lily, who has been featured in several blogs here and here really wants her boyfriend to sell his house so they can move in together. She is a stylist in Manhattan, an artist and a connoisseur of sales … Continue reading

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The 6 – 1 People You Need In Your Corner

Postcard of CornellUniversityCheerleader1906 Cheerleading (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 6 – 1   Great blog post in Forbes on the 6 People you need in your corner to accomplish your goals. Jessica Hagy said they were: The Instigater, the Cheerleader, the Taskmasker, … Continue reading

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Sitting Through the Discomfort

July 23, 2012 Joelle’s turn today. You remember her–she always jokes that she has a bad case of “Tongue Fu.” (I wrote about that here.) She went out for her mother’s birthday the other night. A loooonnnng dinner at a … Continue reading

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Don’t Listen to Your Mother On This One: Talk to Strangers

I’m happy to share my interview David Topus, author of Talk to Strangers; How Everyday, Random Encounters Can Expand Your Business, Career, Income and Life (John Wiley and Sons, 2012), a surprising look at how opening yourself up to strangers … Continue reading

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On Assumptions: Vanilla, And Otherwise

Setting: lazy afternoon with two visitors staying with us for two days. One girl from Paris and another from Milan. Scene: My older son offered to make them his special iced coffee and as he was about to pour vanilla … Continue reading

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Do You Brand the People You Love?

The last time we spoke to Lily, she was struggling with the love/anger acid test, which I wrote about here. She was stumped by how to love someone while still being angry at them, and how to be angry at … Continue reading

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The Love/Anger Acid Test

“I don’t know about you,” my friend Lily was saying, “But it’s so hard for me to feel love toward someone I’m angry with – and to be angry at someone I love.” Lily had just slunk in for a … Continue reading

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If It Feels Wrong, Then You’re Doing Right

Yesterday, my friend Joelle (apple wedges, not slices) called me. Distraught and depressed. She told me that her sister is up to her eyeballs in a lethal swirl of prescription drugs and alcohol and Joelle has been trying to get … Continue reading

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Laura Vanderkam: Money is a Tool to Build the Lives We Want and a World We’d Like to Live In.

I’m thrilled to post my interview with sensible, smart, and super-savvy Laura Vanderkam about her newest book, All The Money In The World: What the Happiest People Know About Getting and Spending (Portfolio | Penguin; March 1, 2012). As she … Continue reading

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