Episode 200 – Make Somebody Feel Seen

    Episode 200 – Make Somebody Feel Seen

    Will Guidara’s life changed one day when he spontaneously decided to make a few diners in his restaurant feel “seen.” If you made that decision one day, your life—and someone else’s –might change too. He tells it like this: For nearly a decade I owned and...
    Episode 199: Be an Observer of Joy

    Episode 199: Be an Observer of Joy

    Hi friend, Sometimes, just watching someone else’s joy can bring iton home to you. Many years ago we were visiting our good friends in Baltimore where crabs are king. When dinnertime rolled around, they suggested, “Hey let’s go get some crabs.” I’ll be honest, I was a...
    Episode 198 – Beat The Blahs

    Episode 198 – Beat The Blahs

    Ever been bored? Tired? Aimless? Joyless? Unmotivated? All the above?  All at once? You may be a victim of “the blahs”: that wah-wah-wah-wah feeling that makes you want to sit down and do nothing, and then feel bad because you’re doing nothing, because you have so...
    Episode 197 – Be Like Jello

    Episode 197 – Be Like Jello

    In the days following my breast cancer diagnosis, I wrote in my journal, And then there comes a time when you get stinkin’ sick of thinking about mammograms and tumors  and treatment options and hormones and radiation and percentages of chances this will come back and...
    Episode 196 – Keep Something Special

    Episode 196 – Keep Something Special

    ​In 1991, my friend Iris went to the movies at a Regal cinema, and bought a drink to go with her popcorn. The cup was red and white with a mean looking figure on the front, and –in honor of Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Terminator 2 movie that had been recently...

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