On my way to the airport a few months ago, I had a wise and relaxed Uber driver. I asked him how he stayed calm while driving. He said when people were driving too fast or dangerously, or when passengers were challenging, he repeated this to himself: "I don't want
I was talking with a friend who was using a lot of words like “need” and “should” to describe how he felt about an upcoming trip. Distracted by loss, he was in full judgment towards himself and his mindset around time off. I asked if I could make a suggestion.
A friend and I were talking about books we were hoping to write. “I’ve actually written a book,” she confessed. “I just don’t know what to do with it.” “What’s the challenge for you?” I asked, fully expecting her to launch into frustrations around publishing. “I’m
I took an overnight flight from San Francisco to Massachusetts a few weeks ago. Optimistically, I expected to fall fast asleep for the entire flight. I failed miserably. Tired, frustrated, and stressed at how the following day was going to play out, I gave up. I removed my sleep mask
I was having a moment. I don’t really want to get into why but sadness was at its core. Naturally, in the midst of sadness came obstacles annoyances frustration. My day was upended by a to-do list of things I didn’t want to do. Didn’t want to
My sister broke her foot and I offered to take her to the doctor’s office. But first, we had to stop at her daughters’ school. We walked into the school together and were greeted by a small woman seated behind an enormous old desk. “This is —. She’s amazing,
British Airways canceled my flight home the night before I was supposed to leave London. The airline had been a pain in the ass from the minute I booked the ticket and this latest development added to my overall foreboding about the travel part of my otherwise stellar visit to