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The Brady Bunch and the Curse of Knowledge

Here’s the story of the Curse of Knowledge…. Question–have you ever heard of the Curse of Knowledge? Before I learned about that Curse, the most I’d heard of curses was from the Brady Bunch. That show, about a man named Brady, a lovely lady, and how they somehow formed a family was must see viewing […]

She’s Crafty – Are You?

Are you crafty? Are you one of those people who loves to draw, knit or make pottery, and who actually makes things that people want to keep? I am not. I’m not crafty. The closest I came to crafty was during the five years I was a camp counselor at the American Rescue League Camp […]

The Power of First and Last

I remember every minute of my first real bike ride in detail. I had a yellow bike with a big basket and a banana seat. My dad had been running beside me as I attempted to find balance on this beautiful bike for weeks, and I had the skinned knees and elbows to prove it. […]

Medicine – Where #MeToo Might Save Lives

Sexual harassment makes you feel small, stressed, and voiceless. When medical providers feel small, stressed and voiceless, people die. I’m a trial attorney, and I’m a woman. Since 76% of all lead trial counsel are men, I know what it’s like to be a woman in a traditionally male profession. I also give workshops to […]

Larry Nassar’s “Army of Survivors” Are Teaching Us to Listen

I’m getting ready to go to my hosting job at LawandCrime.com, and I know it’s going to be a hard day. For over a week, we’ve been livestreaming the statements of the women who survived being abused by Larry Nassar. They were young girls when Nassar used his position as the team doctor for Michigan […]

Oprah Left Us Hanging

Recently, at The Golden Globes, Oprah got a standing ovation for her rousing speech. These are the words that brought the audience to their feet. “Which brings me to this: What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I’m especially proud and inspired by […]

Win With Words™ – What’s Your Communication Style?

“The jury has a verdict.” Everything tingles like your nerves are on fire. Two years of pleadings, interrogatories, depositions, and trial have come to this. Your client stands by your side, waiting to hear the jury’s decree. Win, or lose? It seems to take forever for the courtroom to be ready to take the verdict. […]

We Need to Talk-3 Keys to Talking Yourself into Your Best Life

“We need to talk.” “You don’t listen to me.” “I don’t feel like we communicate at all. You only talk to me when you need something, and even then you don’t speak to me nicely.” “I’m not happy.” If it’s true (and it is undeniably true) that our most important relationship is the one we […]

The Key to Weight Loss? Try Listening

I know a little bit about weight loss. I lost 100 pounds over twenty years ago. I did it with a LOT of hard work, healthy eating (or I thought so at the time–low fat and lots of carbs!), regular exercise and ridiculous amounts of water. It was hard, and it was worth it. What […]

“What’s Your Story?” The Answer Might Make You Better

“Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in heart forever.” – Native American Proverb A teenage boy, Cody, and a teenage girl, Madison, both get concussions heading soccer balls. Cody’s parents rush him to the pediatrician immediately, concerned because […]

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