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Tool For Tuesday: Looking For Fifty Shades of Grey

Sometimes we see the world as black or white. We want either all or nothing. We want things to go the way we think they’re supposed to, the way we’ve thought of them, according to the way we’ve planned for … Continue reading

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Tatiana de Rosnay: On Writing Sarah’s Key, The Other Story, and Revealing Family Secrets

I’m delighted, honored and enchantée to host Tatiana de Rosnay, author of Sarah’s Key (which has been translated into 38 languages) and who will publish her latest novel, The Other Story, on April 15, 2014. Diana: The Other Story, like Sarah’s Key, … Continue reading

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Oscar Wilde: On Being Yourself.

I couldn’t pass this one up from Oscar Wilde: “Be yourself: everyone else is already taken.” Wilde could have written not only, The Importance of Being Earnest, but The Importance of Being You. And just think, he was jailed for … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday Via Sheryl Sandberg: Ban Bossy.

 “When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a ‘leader.’ Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: How Do You Apologize To Someone Who’s Dead?

What happens if you didn’t have the chance to say you’re sorry to someone who has died? This happened to my friend, Lily. She never got along with her mother-in-law, Vivian. Vivian was—well, Vivian. A bit of a know-it-all, someone … Continue reading

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Hermann Hesse: On Walking the Road to Reach Our True Selves & Nine Other Inspiring Quotes.

  Each man’s life represents a road toward himself. —Herman Hesse Here are nine other inspiring quotes for today to think about. Practice forgiveness. First forgive yourself. Then forgive everyone else. We each live with joys, sorrows, challenges, disappointments, fears, … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Everything We Do Out of Guilt Turns Into a Future Resentment.

We’re students of life. We sometimes do things we don’t want to do because we want to be nice or because we’re afraid of hurting someone’s feelings or because we have a high tolerance for emotional pain and think, “Oh, … Continue reading

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Are You Waiting for Heaven? Or Is Heaven in You? Some Notes On Heaven and Hell.

I read a story about a wise man (how come these stories always feature a “wise man” and not a wise woman? Never mind!) Anyway, the man  had a dream that he got to heaven and was very disappointed. All … Continue reading

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Tool for Tuesday: Rude Awakening? Use It as a Spiritual Awakening.

Sometimes we need a rude awakening to reach a spiritual awakening. My friend, Lily, was called out for being critical of—well, just about everything. The restaurant’s menu was not extensive enough. Or too “all over the place like a Greek … Continue reading

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Self-Improvement: Change One Small Thought at a Time

My friend, Joelle, just had a birthday. She got cards and calls from everyone she loves—except for one friend. “I built up a real resentment,” Joelle said. “It didn’t matter that 50 people remembered my birthday—the fact that this one … Continue reading

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