How to improve your life by 200% in 2018

We are already speeding along in 2018, fast moving toward February, and some people – like me – only now come to their senses and realize that we have had a Christmas and a New Year’s, with all the implications. (Overeating, family, long-simmering days in Africa, too much wine, a budget that went totally bust, family arguments, forced reunions...)  The full catastrophe, as Zorb...
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That time I had bronchitis and made the best decision of my life

Now, we all have secret little obsessions that we feel guilty about. Or, in fact, big fixations that occupy a lot of our time. It's a terrible thing to walk around with this piece of knowledge about yourself that no-one else shares, and it is just eating you up from the inside. And the more you think about it, the more it gets a life of its own and grows from a mole to a mount...
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I need to communicate my mindful unhappiness about 2018

And so it was Christmas 2017, and a Happy New Year’s ... and I assume that most of us anticipate some cheer and brightness a week into 2018. But really, I do not feel like it (yet). I have always wanted to say it, but I have also been admonished to be courteous. Do.not.stir.(again). But here’s the thing. The older I get, the less I understand this mass manipulative brainwas...
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Communication and lies

I sometimes wonder why the older generations - my forefathers and -mothers, and my parents and teachers and leaders - put such a priority on goodness.  Things like respect, trust, courtesy, honesty, keeping promises, hard work, commitment, modesty, frugality and fairness.  People used their own consciences to determine if they were good and bad.  They always used terms like "yo...
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Do men and women communicate the same?

Can (some of) you remember that 1981 song of FR David about Words? “Words don’t come easy to me, how can I find a way to make you see, I love you, words don’t come easy to me”, or something like that.  Whatever. The silly competition about women who communicate more than men will never stop, ever. It is just too convenient to say that women never stop talking. Some men get tha...
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