“WHAT IF I’M WRONG ABOUT THAT?”

Here’s a secret: I know exactly what other people are thinking (it’s a gift!!!) except when I’m wrong or mostly wrong. That happens a lot. To heal myself, I’ve started using a revolutionary approach. I ask. I say something like this: “Hey, I can’t read your mind. I’d love to know what you’re thinking, if you’re willing to tell me.”…

 

SHOOT FOR 80 PERCENT

This is my rip-off of the 80-20 rule used by business executives, a rule I don’t really understand because I stink at math. Not only am I giving up on perfection, I don’t even VALUE perfection (as if). I now shoot for 80 percent in pretty much everything. Do I give my kids 80 percent of my attention when I’m…

 

WHEN YOU ARE WORRIED…

My very wise father, Sidney Rosenblum, of blessed memory, taught me this one. It’s my favorite coping tool, which is why I’m starting my blog with it. I’ve used it for big stuff and little stuff. I’m stuck in traffic and will be late for a meeting (little stuff). I’m going to lose my job (bigger). Someone I love is…