The Problem with Your Good Intentions

Well, I meant well. Recently a friend of mine was getting ready to celebrate a milestone birthday. This friend is awesome. She's just so good at knowing what to say to you and how to care for you and which kind of munchy snack to bring when you’re feeling blue. And so, a group of us decided to celebrate her in a big, huge, awesome way...with a big, ...
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The Big Small Talk Mistake

“You get to do the conversation if this one is chatty.” These are actual words I said to Hubby as we awaited our Lyft Driver at 4:45AM last week. We were about to fly out of town and were ready to roll. All we needed was to get to the airport. Which is when we used an app to get a ride. The thing that wasn't on the app? A way to let the driver know ...
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The Two Letters that Can Ruin Any Relationship

So I came across an interesting nugget the other day. It was about a favorite actor and performer of mine: Nathan Lane. Even if you're not as smitten by Nathan as I am, chances are you'll still be somewhat compelled by one of his first official gigs: delivering singing telegrams. Even more compelling? The reason why he quit. He said he quit because, in th...
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What to Do About the Snark in Your Life

I had a bad moment the other day. It made me look bad. It was potentially damaging to my reputation. And it was 100%, without a doubt, my own fault. I had emailed a colleague to confirm a phone call we’d set up for the next day. I told her I would be expecting her call at the appointed time. She wrote back and asked for my number. To which I quickly...
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How to Make Life’s Bad Things Better

Recently, a lovely friend of mine named Meg ran 100 miles. As in 100 miles for real. All at once. On purpose. It was part of a race in the mountains. Shortly after she finished the event she and I were on a morning run. (Yes, a run. How she was moving, I don’t know.). We were talking about my upcoming show in the Fringe Festival. Now, if you’ve foll...
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How We Create Our Constant Misery

I recently met a fascinating group of people…exhibiting an even more fascinating behavior. Chances are you’ve met some of them, too. They live in a city called Seattle...a place beloved by people of all ages. I’m actually writing this while flying home from “The Emerald City” (for those who were in my presentation and just joined my blog list…welcome!). I...
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