When I was growing up getting “the talk” meant having a somewhat awkward conversation with your parent about the birds & the bees. Today having “the talk” means something entirely different and more ominous especially if you are a person of color.
My nephew Charlie is 28, smart as a whip and autistic. He lives with his brother James. When life throws him a curve-ball and his schedule is disrupted, he becomes agitated, out of sorts and hard to communicate with. Last week, the family returned from a long-anticipated vacation. They have had to self-quarantine. Charlie is consumed with worry about the
In Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey tells the story of his wife chairing an important hospital fundraiser. Combining a busy family and chairing the committee were overwhelming her. She started calling her friends to help. Her best friend listened to her request and replied, “I’d love to help you out, but I promised my family that I wouldn’t take
After many years and thousands of dollars in services, Marie’s favorite stylist retired from XYZ Salon. Marie tried unsuccessfully to find another stylist that made her look and feel as good as her previous one had but to no avail. Frustrated, she scheduled an appointment at a different salon. She was thrilled with the results.