Category Archives: The Backstory

“I can color. You can color, too.”

(originally published December 2007) There’s one person who taught me the skill that has allowed me to achieve everything I have in my life. I thanked him a lot when he was around, but there’s no way it could have … Continue reading

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Notes from a Visit with my Future Self, in 2007

The idea for this post came from my seester, who got it from ETK. I remembered the first time I did the exercise of having a conversation with your future self while training as a coach, and the powerful effect … Continue reading

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“You Know You’re Bleeding, Right?”

(originally posted September 2007) “Uh…no. No, I didn’t.” The baby-faced man in yellow plastic trousers stands in the rain and nods, watching my eyes. “EMS are on their way,” he enunciates. “Thank you.” He has long eyelashes, I comment to … Continue reading

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Resolutions: 2007

After much thought, hemming and hawing, and scratching things out only to add them again, here they are, my to-do’s for the new year. Whatever your revolutions, may you become healthier, wealthier, wiser and happier in 2007! Bonne annee, my … Continue reading

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Lonely

(originally published January 2006) The good news is that I could not be much busier. The bad news is that I could not be much busier. After a mellow summer and early fall, I started working with a major client … Continue reading

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The Black Dog

(originally published in December 2005) Winston Churchill called it the black dog. I call it the abyss. My mother called it…well, I don’t know what my mother called it. I do know she spent years trying to find her way … Continue reading

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Resolutions: 2006

Wear more cashmere. Be fearless. Renew my passport – and use it. Have someone ask for the recipe of something I have cooked. Make candles that smell really good. Ride a Vespa. Try red bush tea. Mind my cholesterol. Get … Continue reading

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My Guardian Angel and I Do a 180 on the 405

Originally posted February 2005 So there I was, my darlings, minding my own beeswax, driving from one overcommittment to another. And I blew a tire. At 70 miles an hour. In the fast lane. On Los Angeles’ busiest freeway. What … Continue reading

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