Do you sometimes feel your life is a little off kilter, out of harmony, and just not sailing as smoothly as you would like it to?
Maybe you are struggling to get the balance right between making a living and doing what you love, or between social life and private time, being on the internet and being productive?
You would like more friends and love in your life, but people just really annoy you.
Or maybe too many transitions—retirement, kids leaving home, divorce, relocating—have left you overwhelmed and exhausted.
My blog is designed to make your path a whole lot easier. Read more! Or simply dive right with the posts below…..
Malcolm Gladwell, well-known social science maven insists you should pursue what interests you, not what you’re good at—follow your passion. Cal Newport, best selling author of 5 books on career success, says that’s the worst advice ever. Who is right?read more
Struggling to learn Spanish and live in a Spanish speaking country? You're not alone! Find out how I learned to deal with this assertively. I’ve lived here for a decade and—thanks for asking— my Spanish is still pretty awful. But my pretty awful Spanish has taught me...read more
This isn't working! “Marti! This isn’t working!” I bleated. “He’s trying to bite me! Help!” “Well, don’t let him!” she called out, laughing. It was a hot and dusty May morning in the central highlands of Mexico. I was participating in an outdoor workshop of ‘horse...read more
A boundary is a border, outer limit, or perimeter: an enclosure or fortification. A personal boundary is a metaphorical term to describe your emotional borders—what makes you feel comfortable or uncomfortable around others, and how you react to this discomfort....read more
My Protective Father and his Life Lessons “Never look a strange man in the eye when you’re on the street,” Daddy said. “Don’t walk down lonely roads alone, even in the daytime, and always walk with your head up, shoulders back, and eyes straight ahead.” We were at the...read more
1960’s Legends—Do You Remember? Not too long ago I saw two separate interviews on TV of two of my idols from the 1960s—Pattie Boyd and Marianne Faithfull. I was in my teens when these two English ladies ruled the world in hipness, coolness and having the most sought...read more
It happens to the best of us. You encounter a problem so big, so huge, so all encompassing, that you can’t just ignore it or pretend it will go away. It hasn't so far. You can’t walk away from it. It impacts your life in negative ways. A chronic...read more