This week I had dinner with my Mom at Seasons52. As the hostess took us to our seats, she picked up two black napkins and when we were seated asked us, since we were both wearing dark clothing, if we'd prefer a black napkin.

The Black Napkin

Last week I was having dinner with a colleague in Miami. A wonderful Italian restaurant on the inter-coastal waterway. Good food, good company. In the rustic tradition the white napkins resembled kitchen towels – thirsty but – uh fuzzy. Absorbed as I was in the food and the conversation I didn’t pay much attention to…

Authentic Happiness Coaching

In the Name of Loyalty

Oh brother. Now I’ve heard everything. Someone please tell me how cutting thousands of jobs at Sam’s Clubs is going to increase customer loyalty?   http://www.examiner.com/x-35524-Boston-Populist-Examiner~y2010m1d30-Walmart-to-cut-11000-Sams-Club   Looks like a cost cutting effort to me. If someone can shed some light on this please do. Are the employees of the sub-contractor be any more likely…

Are you telling healthy stories or horror stories? Are repeating and reinforcing the good in your day, or the bad? Is your story of disempowerment, sadness, failure, rejection, poverty, victimization, pain or lack?

What’s Your Story?

I had a great time on Saturday. Three girlfriends and I did our second one day workshop together here in South Florida entitled “A Woman’s Path to Happiness: Tools 4 Empowered Living”.  Other women go shopping, we pool our talents and teach. www.tools4empoweredliving.com   My topic is Happiness Practices; at each workshop I look at another element of what it…

Watch YOUR language. Your body hears everything you say.

Your Body Hears Everything You Say

  Today I wrote to someone I haven’t heard back from in a long time. I was frightened by his response to my request for just a nod (a return email, 5 minutes on the phone…).   “I’m slammed” he said. “Picked up some new responsibilities that are just killing me.”   Ouch. That frightened me.…

Customer Relationship Management

Now THAT’s Engagement

What’s better than a mission? A cause!   Employees at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center decided to raise awareness for Breast Cancer by donning pink gloves and doing a dance.  They had a ton of fun doing it (that’s obvious) and it brought the whole organization together in a whole new way. Over 200 people…