The Long Goodbye

One of my favorite literary lines opens Charles Dicken’s masterpiece A Tale of Two Cities as he writes “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. The brilliant dichotomy of that simple statement has always intrigued me. That line could well sum up the summer of 2018 for me. It was…

The Power of Yes

I have a confession to make. I was queen of the word No when I was younger. Now one might think this is not such a bad thing because, as Cat Stevens reminds us, oh, baby, it’s a wild world. But as a young person growing up it actually thwarted much of my efforts to…

Metamorphosis

The Vernal Equinox yesterday prompted the northern hemisphere to change from winter to spring. The one constant in life that keeps us moving forward one step at a time is change. Life pushes us forward whether we comply or not. Change is wonderful. Change is terrifying. Change is not for the faint of heart. It…