The Surprise Plate

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posted Jan 24, 2016


There have been a few things about raising my children I have been a genius at, though, to be honest, these were more of the my-god-they-are-such-gullible-newbies variety and not so much of the I-must-get-them-to-understand-this variety. My most genius invention was the surprise plate.  Even more so than the secret...

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Calming Your Brain During Conflict...

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posted Jan 11, 2016


The Harvard Business Review featured this article by Diane Musho Hamilton, about how to practice remaining calm during an emotional conflict, perhaps to help its readers regain reason and control in heated business arguments. But of course arguments that escalate to that place where we become seething cauldrons occur in...

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Making the Choice, No Matter What Happens...

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posted Jan 11, 2016


“We’ll always keep in touch, no matter what happens.” “I’ll never betray you, no matter what happens.” “I’ll always love you, no matter what happens.” These are things we all say in a moment of raw, intense feeling.  We really mean the first part; boy do we mean it!...

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