WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?

My very wise father, Sidney Rosenblum of blessed memory, taught me this one. It’s my favorite coping tool, and I hope it becomes among your favorite coping tools, too. 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…

 

N.N.I., ALSO KNOWN AS “NO NEW INFORMATION”

You may have noticed by now that human relationships, while being essential to our happiness and survival, are also often a pain in the ass. Sometimes, you desperately want people to do the right thing and, guess what? They don’t! They can’t apologize or ask for forgiveness. They can’t pick up the slack, or their underwear, they just can’t, and…

 

BUY YOUR OWN FLOWERS

This was a really, really hard one for me to come to terms with but now I can’t wait for Farmers Market days. That’s when I buy myself a huge bouquet of flowers in exactly the colors and floral assortments that trip my light fantastic. What I’ve learned over many decades is that waiting for someone to buy you flowers…