Read the Words

Digitally speaking, writing or blogging is one of the coolest and easiest ways to share thoughts and insights (often referred to as opinions) that are outside the usual.  Look for fresh insights and stories each week.

From My Heart to Yours!

I have the most incredible group of readers. Seriously. And I don’t take any of you for granted.   I consider myself incredibly fortunate to receive thoughtful notes from many of you every week. Your feedback is not just a reflection of how my writing resonates with you, but it also plays a significant role...

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Try a Little Kindness. Glen Campbell Said It Best

A few weeks ago, you might have caught my guest on the podcast explaining the difference between being nice and kind. Hint: Nice is more like milque toast; Kind is more about strength. Last Friday, I sent my husband the following text: “The Kindness of Strangers. I was walking back from Dita’s (our dog groomer), and a...

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Leaning on the Law

A few months ago, I read an article in the Guardian newspaper about how a group of older women in Switzerland had taken that country to court over the high carbon emissions in the air. The women argued that their rights to privacy and family life were being breached because they were particularly vulnerable to...

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It’s Our Cynicism

This week, I finished the final episode about communication in the environmental space, titled ‘It’s Our Cynicism, Silly.’     No doubt you can read between the lines.  The fundamental reason NOTHING is breaking through the sound barrier these days is that humans now hold a very high level of cynicism.   I have to...

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HOPE

I’ll bet you know exactly what the term ‘off-Broadway’ means. No? It refers to the theatres one over from the main streets on which the Broadway extravaganzas are played. The program directors of the ‘off-Broadway’ sites have to work harder to bring in the foot traffic to put bums in the seats, yet the talent...

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HO’OPONOPONO

It was during that course that I learned a fantastic technique for forgiveness. Forgiveness is an underrated characteristic we humans could learn to cultivate much more. It has nothing to do with religion or self-sacrificing beliefs. It has everything to do with making peace, finding closure, or removing the bones of contention we needlessly hold...

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Maybe It’s Maybelline

If you are of a certain age, you’ll remember the commercial ditty, “Maybe it’s Maybelline.” The whole point was, if you met a womena who looked mighty fine, maybe it really had something to do with her makeup. (Sexist and demeaning? Yes. And so NOT today’s topic) I was reminded of that ditty the other...

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Selling One’s Self

I was writing an episode for the 5Cs podcast when I realized it contains some nuggets that pertain to everyday life. Here are some very abridged thoughts for you to ponder. No doubt you’ve heard at least once in your life that you need to sell yourself first before you accomplish anything, sell an idea,...

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What Kind of Leadership?

Warning. This opinion piece is a rant.    Brene Brown is wrong to advocate her brand of vulnerability for senior organizational leaders. In the eyes of their team, customers, and shareholders, following this woman’s ideas sets every senior leader up for failure.   Vulnerability means ‘the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility...

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The Case for DeGrowth

Like so many of us, my career and work-for-someone-else life could be summed up in one word: MORE. More education, training, money, promotions, profit accumulation, ROI, and wealth. Everything you and I learned, trained for and practiced had the word MORE in front of it. So, when I began exploring environmental sustainability and climate action,...

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