“Susie, the boss would like to see you.” My heart seized in my chest.   “This is it!” I thought to myself. I’m getting promoted! I was naive, ambitious, and a tad cocky when I started out in my career. I joined...
I got a thank you card from a client this month. I pinned it to my vision board because I loved the image so much. It was a picture of an aeroplane wing in the clouds taken from a...
Have you ever heard of the Oscar Curse? Neither had I until I read an article about how many actors screw up their lives after winning the golden statuette. What!? Wouldn’t logic dictate otherwise? Curious, I Googled around and found many...
This time of year is described as many things, but rarely is it referred to as peaceful, calm, or a time of stillness. Thanksgiving and the holiday season allow for a little respite (as many people are a little less...
This week I got back from a lovely trip to beautiful Tokyo and Kyoto where I met up with a close friend of mine from Sydney. We laughed. We cried. We ate fish we'd never heard of before and drank...
Ever notice that when you're feeling crappy, the whole world seems hostile and unfair? (“That guy totally cut me off! Screw him!“) But when you’re in a good mood, the whole world appears friendly and wonderful, and nothing can...
I have a friend who quit eating sugar two years ago. When we go out to eat, I almost always get dessert. “Will you have a bite?” I ask, testing her. “No thanks!” She always responds with ease and...
“Sorry, but you’re wrong. That isn’t the right way to make crème brûlée.” A woman I know (let's call her Kelly) threw out this comment at a dinner I recently attended. She went on to explain the correct way to...
In New York, people say you're always searching for one of three things: a new love interest, a better job, or a better apartment. But that idea doesn't only apply to Manhattanites—or to just those three areas. As a life...
A few afternoons ago, I arrived a quiet bar in midtown New York. I sat alone and patiently waited for someone to take my order. One bartender was busy flirting with a customer. Another was laughing at his iPhone and...

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