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In Uncategorized on August 29, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Last week a friend of mine and I talked about another friend. She later felt that she had engaged in gossip, which of course, pulled me into the question, “Did I engage in gossip?”

Here’s what I came up with. I shared a personal experience about an interaction between me and that friend. It seems to me that if you are sharing your own stories, that’s not gossip, it’s personal perspective. It’s when you share the stories of other people that it becomes something else.

What do you think? Are stories of personal experience gossip? What is gossip anyway? I don’t mean what is the definition that you find in text books and business books and on the web. What does the word mean to you? Is it always negative?


We all need a growth mindset

In How we learn and think on August 22, 2013 at 1:58 pm

This is a great video about the difference between “knowing you are intelligent” and a mindset of learning from failure. It has implications for each one of us as well as all of those we touch, in any way.

It’s long-ish but really interesting.

Cocktail booklet

In Celebration, cocktails, Make something on August 5, 2013 at 5:37 pm

I wanted to put all of my new favorite cocktail recipes in a downloadable booklet. Yes, I did it for you, but I did it for me too.

Here they are. One day they will also have photos. Maybe I’ll take them in the places where I make them?

And maybe you’ll send me yours. Photos and favorite cocktail recipes.

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