Join Me on The Big Talk, with Tricia Brouk!

It's always a great day when I get to have amazing conversations with smart, fantastic women. Today, that's especially true, as I join the fabulous Tricia Brouk on her podcast, The Big Talk! Tricia is a choreographer, director, producer and speaking coach based in NYC. Her program teaches aspiring and experienced speakers how to deliver their message in a powerful way that truly connects with their audience. "Drop in" as we discuss the [...]

2018-10-30T09:39:31+00:00November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Too Hot to Do…Anything

It’s. Freaking. Hot. Excuse the borderline profanity, but frankly, nothing else, aside from the actual profanity, adequately expresses how freaking hot it is. This entire summer has blasted the East Coast--and likely the rest of the U.S., but I'm so self-absorbed and crushed by the heat that I'm not sure--with searing, open the freezer just to stick your head in, I'm going to burst into flames any moment, temperatures. In fact, it's been [...]

2018-10-30T09:39:42+00:00September 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Uptown Funk–An “It’s Almost the Weekend” Video!

So, I was going to write a truly brilliant original post for today and then I went onto You Tube and watched Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk again, after which I thought: 1. Is anyone cooler than Bruno Mars? 2. Yeah, it was from last year, but nothing this summer compares. 3. What would I want to see on this site--some blather from me or an awesome video from Bruno Mars? Clearly, there was no [...]

2018-10-30T09:39:48+00:00July 28th, 2016|1 Comment

Cleaning Up Your Self-Talk

I talk to myself a lot. And I'm pretty sure you do, too. Sometimes, I'm trying to talk out why the heck I walked into the kitchen: "What did I come in here for?" Other times, I'm talking about what I'm going to make for dinner: "Maybe I can do pasta tonight." Those are the benign chats. Yet it's not always that innocent. Sometimes, my self-talk seems designed to beat me up, even [...]

2018-10-30T09:39:52+00:00May 26th, 2016|0 Comments

An Almost Perfect Vacation

Me and Dave enjoying Florida, as evidenced by Dave smiling. He usually looks like someone's sticking bamboo shoots under his fingernails in photos. Ultimately, it was the bathrooms. After nearly 35 years of marriage, with the anniversary coming upon us in June, my husband, Dave, and I decided to take a vacation to celebrate. We traveled to Florida, spending a few days in Sarasota, a favorite spot, with the blue-green waters [...]

2018-10-30T09:39:54+00:00April 18th, 2016|2 Comments

Lady Gaga Sings the National Anthem

Mary Fran Bontempo From a meat dress to a Golden Globe win, to an Academy Award nomination, Lady Gaga continues to surprise. Her rendition of the National Anthem at yesterday's Super Bowl was pretty fantastic. Not Whitney Huston, but a decent first runner-up. If you missed, see the full performance, below.  

2018-10-30T09:39:58+00:00February 8th, 2016|0 Comments