Gratitude is an Attitude

- This week marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. From the tributes, the on-site reading of names of those who lost their lives on that day (and those who died years later from working at the site), the moments of... Read More

My Favorite Positive Emotion: Forgiveness (Redux)

- Although I've been on a writing hiatus for the past two weeks, I decided that I would offer up a reprint of one of my earlier posts today. My mother (yes, of cookbook fame — Cooking for Joan) passed away 16 years ago this week — always... Read More

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