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Recently I watched the STARZ documentary Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult. Whenever I would think it couldn't possibly get any stranger or more disturbing, it always did. One of the things that struck me (and there were many-- this was just one of them) is that...

[buzzsprout episode='6640429' player='true'] In one of my recent Tuesday Tips emails, I mentioned I have a friend who is getting job catfished. I received numerous responses, which included some people asking me what to look out for. What are some of the signs that I might...

Somehow, against the odds, 2020 is finally zipping along. I saw this meme the other day and felt it: Today is my birthday, which I intend to spend with cake and hibernation. (I mean, isn't that what's most important? Sweets and sleep.) I've been looking at...

Not many tips today. Mostly just me wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. By the way: if you Google "Happy Thanksgiving," you can use Google Translate to hear turkey gobbles. If you don't believe me, go try it out. I'll be taking a podcasting break for...

[buzzsprout episode='6454963' player='true'] Feeling remorse because of something wrong or hurtful is normal. Constantly feeling bad about things you cannot control or a desire to be perfect is not. These tendencies often get magnified during the holiday season, perhaps more so now that Covid lockdowns are back on...

On the next podcast episode, I'll be talking about needless guilt and beating yourself up. The holidays are often a time when these tendencies get magnified, which is unfortunate. A lot of cities are going back on lockdown and Thanksgiving is not going to look...

[buzzsprout episode='6341491' player='true'] The holiday season with its cakes, cookies, and pies is upon us. Are you already planning a food binge followed by a January of "paying for your sins" and working out like crazy? If so, I highly recommend Sandra Aamodt's book, Why Diets Make...

I've been catching up on my reading lately. We've almost reached the point where it's dark at 5pm, so it's a perfect time for any bookworm to curl up with a good read and a fuzzy blanket. The other day I re-watched Mildred Pierce on TCM and...

[buzzsprout episode='6228586' player='true'] In this episode, I share two pieces of advice that not only changed how I do business, but also changed my life. Key topics: ✔️ Do you find you often have more month than money? And is your automatic response to tighten your belt and...

Public service announcement: If you live in the US and didn't participate in early voting, get out and vote today. I went early so I'll be hanging out in the house today watching The Godfather marathon on AMC. As I write this, Johnny Fontane is warbling...