“May I Help the Following Customer?”

I was recently in a chain store in the middle of Manhattan with a long line of customers waiting to check out. When the person paying had finished gathering their belongings and left the register, the clerk called, “The following customer?” Woah! I thought. Don’t we say,’next customer’ in English? I thought perhaps this was just an…

Wow! I have a Best-Seller!

That crazy story about the Elbow Fairy who could not decide what to wear has sold 200 copies a day for the last 3 months on GET EPIC! an online platform for children and educators!  It is such a wonderful feeling to know that somewhere out there someone is reading your story and enjoying it!…

It’s OK to Worry — A Little!

It turns out a little worrying is actually a productive way to problem solve. This is good news for me! I am a fretter! I know it, and everyone else does too. Unfortunately this seems to be a trait you can pass to your kids — something else for me to worry about! When I was…

Aspirations & organization: the magic of beginning

New year. New calendar. New goals. January brings the opportunity to review last year, looking at what did or didn’t happen while anticipating the year ahead. Every day is a launching pad to the future, but the beginning of the year feels particularly auspicious. As you contemplate the upcoming year, create a vision. Start at the end…

Small habit; big impact

Do you wish that someone would let you in on the secrets of the universe? The pearls of wisdom are probably hiding somewhere in the World Wide Web. Isn’t that part of the reason for browsing and clicking; a treasure hunt. So here’s the nugget of this post: If you only do one thing, do…