We all know our body language affects how others perceive us. But did you know it affects how you perceive yourself? It also directly impacts your probability of professional and personal success. As Amy Cuddy explains in the TED Talk below: Don’t fake it till you make it. Fake it till you become it. I mentioned … More Body Language
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s worth bringing up again, especially during this time of giving. Have you ever considered donating to Locks of Love? It’s a non-profit that gathers hair donations to make wigs for kids who don’t have their own, due to illness (commonly cancer). I recently donated for my second time. … More Locks of Love
Well, I’m headed off for another follow-up mammogram this morning. The timing would be almost laughable, if it weren’t so emotionally straining. “Uncomfortable,” I’ve heard mammograms called. Physically: no. Emotionally: certainly. If you have one coming up or are putting it off due to fear (emotional or physical), please read what I learned from my … More Mammogram, Take 3
Sue had a thing for Jamie Lee Curtis. She respected her, related to her. And the more I learn about Jamie (and myself), I do, too. It started with this, a magazine spread where Jamie insisted on two pictures: one glammed up and airbrushed, one stripped down and real. It was Jamie’s idea, not her … More Inspiring Minds: Jamie Lee Curtis
Come on, just that title alone should make you laugh. It’s pretty ridiculous. But actually, I do have a laughter quiz and video for you. And the video make you laugh, 65% guaranteed. Why 65%? Because seeing other people laugh reflexively makes us laugh, like yawning. Research shows it’s triggered by a neural circuit in … More Laughter: Quiz and Video
They confuse you, stick with you, and all-around freak you out. They’re nightmares. And when you become a parent, you’ll have to witness (horrified) as a tiny bit of your child’s innocence is shed while he or she privately takes them on in the night. Last week my two year old had her first one. … More Good Nightmares
Sometimes you just need a to-do list for yourself—not for work or class or the kids or the house or the pets or the spouse. Just for you. Before the holidays descend, I’ve made one for October. It’s 10 quick and easy things I want to do for myself every day this month. I’m calling … More To-Do List
What is MS? Turns out it may be this: Curable. Sound too good to be true? Well, if you love someone suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, you might be willing to take the leap of faith, as I have.
Carve out a spot in your house or a time every day that’s all about you. It’s your “sacred place,” as Joseph Campbell put it. Your break to remember who you are, to listen to your gut, and to live the life entrusted to your soul.
If you ever want to feel really REALLY shitty about yourself: Leave important people out of the obituary. Yes, I’ve done that. Me, the editor. The supposedly thoughtful, sentimental one. And let me tell you, add that feeling to the general crumminess of grief, and you have the perfect recipe for a clammy pit of … More How to Apologize