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Saying Yes Before the Future Said No

Photo from pixabay on I never heard whether I had been accepted to the university — but went anyway. Two years later, I walked out with a diploma, a job, resilience, and clear-sighted, wider perspective of what was possible for me and my life. That was yesterday’s post “Give Yourself an Acceptance Letter.” One reader responded… Continue reading Saying Yes Before the Future Said No

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Act As If It Were Impossible to Fail

Author Photo, Winter 2017, End of Day Dorothea Brande’s declaration about how to live awake was first published in 1936. In her book Wake Up and Live! she described the impact that this principle had on her life and on the life of others who used it. Brande is quick to explain that she did not… Continue reading Act As If It Were Impossible to Fail

Business · Marketplace · relationship · The Good Life

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

A writer forwarded a link to Tom Colicchio’s letter to chefs which ultimately led me to Micheline Maynard’s “My Open Letter to Tom Colicchio and Every Other Guy in the Restaurant Business.” I clapped for both, sent enthusiastic responses to both pieces, heard back from Maynard: “Thanks — have you tried anything new in particular?” I stammered… Continue reading Where Everybody Knows Your Name

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The Perfect Hair Day

Hair spray cloud dispersed, David spun the salon chair to reveal her highlighted color and precise cut flattering sculpted cheekbones, warming golden skin. Handing her a mirror for full view of spectacular effect, he smiled at the applause from the others. She fluttered her eyes in feigned surprise, exulting in perfection. She sped his car… Continue reading The Perfect Hair Day