The Importance of Tomatoes…

- This is my last post until after Labor Day. Like many of my fellow compatriots, I am taking some time away from writing to relax, rejuvenate, and re-energize for the upcoming post-Labor Day season. The season that will begin the exhausting... Read More

12 Life Hacks from Persephone

- As promised, for the remaining days of August, I’m taking a very light approach as I consider topics for the blog. I had a few interesting ideas that I thought would be fun to explore, but on Tuesday afternoon, I had it — a scathingly... Read More

You Should Be Laughing

- For the past few weeks, I’ve been delving into some serious topics — loneliness, paradigms, moving on from difficult times, etc. Well, it’s August — the end of summer — a time when most people are attempting to squeeze in those... Read More

Only the Lonely

- I consider myself an ambivert — a mélange of an intro- and extro- person. I can burn the candle at both ends or I can contentedly sit alone in a quiet candle-lit room. Recently, though, I’ve been spending more time alone than normal... Read More

The Power of Paradigms

- “Our awareness of our patterns is the first step toward designing the life for which we’re intended.”~ Mary Morrissey Before I take on a new client, I insist that he or she participates in a Strategy Session phone call with me. The... Read More

Tick Tock, Are You on the Clock?

- If you were to ask any of my friends, “What are some of Chris’ positive traits?” (notice, I wrote "positive," without that adjective, you might end up with a litany of not so praiseworthy qualities), I’m sure “being organized”... Read More

This Too Shall Pass

- On a Wednesday in September 2001, my mother, Joan, passed away unexpectedly in upstate New York. She was only 66 years old. I was in my office in midtown Manhattan when I got the call from my sister, Lisa. The sense of sickening dread and... Read More

What’s Age Got to Do with It?

- From time to time, my intention is to introduce my readers to some of my favorite inspirational philosophers, theorists, and deep thinkers, and today I’d like to introduce you to Marianne Williamson. A number of months ago, my dear... Read More

I Am No "Aryan from Darien"

- This past Monday was one of those spectacular summer days — high-70s, light breezes, a nearly cloudless sky, and no humidity. I didn’t have a specific plan for the day but I knew that the “dog days of summer” would be returning... Read More

A New Epidemic in the U.S.?

- Are you suffering from exhaustion (even after a good night’s rest)?Do you have a difficult time handling stress?Are you craving salt, sugar, and/or fat?Do you find the cold unbearable?Do you have a reduced sex drive?Are you experiencing... Read More