Mind Ready Monday: Second Chances

A second chance can change somebody’s life. At least, that’s what my dad always tells me. Let me explain. 38 years ago a college professor granted my dad a second chance on a final exam. That second chance changed my dad’s life — and ultimately, my own. As a teenage Israeli immigrant, my dad was the first in his family to go to college. At the time, his siblings were counting on…. Read more

Mind Ready Monday: Own Your Outlook

Happy Monday, my  friends. I have a love/hate relationship with this day. I love knowing there’s a full week ahead (to kick butt at life, obviously). But I hate the inevitable post-weekend sluggishness. [Sigh]. Let’s make today all. about. YOU. Here’s a quote from author Danielle LaPorte, which reads, “Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?” There are times I’ve changed my outfit,…. Read more

My Office Doesn’t Serve Mimosas

It’s Monday. Remember— it’s your “should-be-favorite day.” I’ll admit, there are some Mondays when I want to crawl back under the covers and wake up again to Saturday mimosas. Unfortunately, my office doesn’t serve champagne. So, I settle for coffee and a pep talk. Essentially, that pep talk consists of talking to myself in the car. It lasts a good 20 minutes— or more, depending on L.A. traffic. Other drivers think I’m…. Read more