Do It Now

“Forever is composed of nows.” ~Emily Dickinson It began with to-do list musings over the beat of my scrubbing toothbrush. “Birthday … Dede … present … ” My dearest friend triumphed over a lot in the past year: a big move, a big promotion, and a scary MS diagnosis—all while juggling the duties of mom … More Do It Now

Body Language

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

Holiday Birthdays

The holidays can get confusing if your birthday (or the birthday of someone you love)  falls in the middle of them. I consider myself somewhat of an expert on this, since I’ve had a Christmas Eve birthday for, oh, 30 odd years or so. People with a holiday birthdays grow up with a love-hate relationship with … More Holiday Birthdays