Thanks-Giving May Be Life-Saving

At a publicity conference I attended in New York a few weeks ago, I met a woman who’d worked for a physician support group.  Her mission was to bring attention to the high suicide rate of doctors.   One of the things she said made a real impact on me. “Most doctors never

What Is Our Duty As Citizens?

In the run-up to elections, there’s always a lot of public exhortations to vote as part of our civic duty.   Fair enough.  But let’s also look at the history of the words for citizen and civic.   The root of the word citizen is civic, which means someone who lives in a

What Are Your Trappings Of Success?

A client recently said she was afraid she feared success because of its potential trappings including increased exposure and less personal privacy.   The definition of trappings is: the outward signs, features, or objects associated with a particular situation, role, or thing.   Embedded in the word trappings is the word ‘trap’.  A

Do Your Dreams Have A Long Enough Runway?

I have a client who’s transitioning from a corporate job into new, self-created work.  In preparation for what’s next, she’s hired me to prepare her for the new work she expects to create.   Recently, she discovered that what she thought she would do-which involved corporate consulting–isn’t feeling right.  She visited with former

How Do You Move Between Two Choices?

In the high controversy testimony of Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford, there is an irresistible pull to line up on one side or the other.  Who do I believe?  Who do I trust? What are the values being honored-or dishonored? Even though I have strong opinions, it feels difficult to identify and acknowledge