Category Archives: Tool For Tuesday

Tool For Tuesday: Today is a Gift. That’s Why It’s Called the Present.

Colette said, “What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” I’m going to do a tahara — a burial ritual — at the cemetery in our village in a few hours. Whenever I get a … Continue reading

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Which Part of “Trust Yourself” Don’t You Get?

My younger daughter, Libby, left her statistics test feeling fine about how the test went for her. Then she spoke to other students. Comparing answers, she realized that she got a lot of them wrong. No surprise there, she told … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: The One Percent Wrong Rule.

Oh yeah, I was so right. Totally right about what happened. This guy was wrong and I was right. “One hundred percent right?” my friend Joelle asked me. “You’re sure you are 100 percent right?” Aw…I had to think about … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: How To Make Decisions

In 2010, I wrote a blog about making decisions when one of my daughters was trying to figure out what to do with her life. (We all seem to ponder that question rather frequently.) I suggested that act like a … Continue reading

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Tool for Tuesday: Don’t Give Up Your Resentment. (That is, if you don’t want to get better.)

That’s right. Don’t give up your resentments if you want to continue drinking poison and expecting the other person to get sick. Don’t give up your anger if that’s how you want to fuel yourself. If you get an adrenaline … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday. Think. Especially in this Harried, Hyperbolic Holiday Season

I got entangled in a family dispute the other day. One of those silly arguments that flare up and everyone gets worked up. I told myself not to jump in but I was unable to stop myself and suddenly I … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Even in the Midst of War, Celebrate Life. Photos of a Henna Ceremony in Israel

Even in the midst of war, celebrate life. Especially in the midst of war. A lot of Islamic terrorists boast that they will win against the West because they celebrate death and we celebrate life. As if that’s something to … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Looking For Fifty Shades of Grey

Sometimes we see the world as black or white. We want either all or nothing. We want things to go the way we think they’re supposed to, the way we’ve thought of them, according to the way we’ve planned for … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday Via Sheryl Sandberg: Ban Bossy.

 “When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a ‘leader.’ Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: How Do You Apologize To Someone Who’s Dead?

What happens if you didn’t have the chance to say you’re sorry to someone who has died? This happened to my friend, Lily. She never got along with her mother-in-law, Vivian. Vivian was—well, Vivian. A bit of a know-it-all, someone … Continue reading

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