The Emotionally Intelligent Person

Today I add another entry to the long list of “things I wish I had written” with this excerpt on emotional intelligence by author and philosopher, Alain de Botton. I have not read the book from which this passage comes but I have read most of his other works and I will be adding thisContinue reading “The Emotionally Intelligent Person”

Regularly, Deeply Embarrassed

“Maturity begins with the capacity to sense and, in good time and without defensiveness, admit to our own craziness. If we are not regularly deeply embarrassed by who we are, the journey to self-knowledge hasn’t begun.” – Alain de Botton The post office was a mess today. Because, well, December 14. I knew it asContinue reading “Regularly, Deeply Embarrassed”


You can’t do it. It’s impossible. Enough already. Please. Just. Stop. You cannot be perfect. You cannot be a perfect mother or father, son or daughter, girlfriend or boyfriend, boss or employee, colleague or collaborator, friend or teacher or innovator or anything…you just can’t. So, please stop expecting that of yourself. And stop expecting itContinue reading “Forgiveness”