Tag: politics

  • The Problem with Life’s Pop-Tarts

    The Problem with Life’s Pop-Tarts

    I’ve noticed a troubling personal trend lately. Here’s just one example. See if you can relate… I’m on social media and see a news headline, likely about whatever daily debate is going on. I read the article. Despite feeling my blood pressure rise a scooch, I click on links within the article to get more…

  • Lessons from a True Tale (Told in Ten Bullet Points)

    Lessons from a True Tale (Told in Ten Bullet Points)

    So last week was a bit humbling. It was a week that brought another valuable lesson. Part of what was so humbling was that I’d learned this particular lesson before. And then forgotten it. In fact, it’s probably happened more times than I care to think about. And it’s such an important one. And –…

  • Why You’re Scared About the Wrong Thing

    Why You’re Scared About the Wrong Thing

    So…things have gotten slightly anxiety-ridden in the Maloney house. The culprit? Well…I wrote a play. Yes, the theater kind. The last time I did this was back when I was in college. As in undergrad college. As in a looooong time ago. Oh, and I’m also going to produce the play this year. The last…

  • But Not Today

    But Not Today

    Well this is a tricky time, yes? Let’s count a few ways… There are the holidays, which often come with a multitude of festive moments…and a multitude of non-festive moments. Think traffic, crowds, and, potentially, a few forced smiles around that carefully-set dinner table. There’s also…and let me say first that I am in nooooooo…

  • Fixing the Ugly Problem with Our Minds

    There’s something in the air that stinks. And it’s been messing with our minds. Actually, it’s not in the air…as much as the airwaves, hurling itself at us at every turn, a constant source of negativity, gloom, cynicism. And even though its official wrath is just about over, the lessons it teaches us about our…

  • The Dirty Secret Behind Your Success

    There’s a dirty little secret that took me a long time to accept…then embrace. I did it grudgingly, but came to see it made all the difference in reaching my goals. For some, however, it’s so hateful, so loathsome, that they refuse to believe it. Then, they suffer as a result. I reveal the secret by…