November 2013

First time I had a 9-5 job, on the heels of a showbiz career that came with a more mercurial schedule, I was stumped. I mean, how did people function between 3 and 5 in the afternoon? By then I was fully spent. I just faked my way to the end of the day.

I have since built up some stamina. But I am also describing my daily pulse.

My daily pulse is likely different from your daily pulse.

 Like Read more

Manohla Dargis, film critic for the New York Times, is enraptured.

The just-released Italian movie “The Great Beauty,” she swoons, is deliriously alive.
 
No worries, we’re not heading into a film review here. But I am instantly seduced by the phrase deliriously alive.
 
Deliriously alive.

It makes me want to run and see the movie. Such is the power of energized language.

 Like Read more

I wait in a TSA line at Boston Logan Airport, inching my way toward the front, when I notice a man and a woman.

They’re standing next to each other, laughing, bantering back and forth.

The man takes the palm of his right hand, playfully places it on the woman’s forehead for a quick second.

Give me some of that energy, he says and withdraws the hand.

 Like Read more

A sliver of space.

I love that phrase and cannot take credit for it. It is a gift from my friend Alli Polin.

Do you make sure you have your slivers of space? Alli asked in a tweet.

I knew exactly what she was talking about. I had just had a coaching chat with Steve, CFO of global high-tech firm. I simply never have time to do everything I am supposed to do on any given day, Steve says.

 Like Read more