Category: Patience

Which Button Will You Push?

(Click HERE for the video version!) Taking the Local or the Express? Have you ever been to one of those luxury, rooftop cocktail lounges or restaurants? The top floor at the Marriott in San Francisco near the Moscone Center has one of my favorite views of the City. The...

All Stop!

When Life Comes Screeching to a Halt Remember when the captains of the various Enterprise vessels on StarTrek ordered, “All stop?” The ship came to a complete stop. Engines were shut down. The crew wasn’t going anywhere. Every so often life has an “all stop” for us. Last week...

Hurry Up and Wait!

Long-term Results in an Instantaneous World Can you believe how impatient we’ve become? I just made myself a cup of hot chocolate, with miniature marshmallows, of course. No, I didn’t heat the milk in a saucepan over the stove. I stuck it in the microwave. Less than two minutes...

Hurry Up and Wait

What do you do when you can’t do anything about an uncomfortable situation? As I am writing this I am sitting in an airport terminal without electricity and that includes air conditioning. In addition, the airline’s computer systems have gone down in three major cities, thereby causing a stoppage...

A New Phobia

Have you ever done a Google search on phobias? Even for professional therapists it can be an eye-opening exercise. Just yesterday a colleague introduced me to a new one – FOMO. The acronym stands for the “Fear Of Missing Out.” Teenagers, especially, have had this affliction for decades. There...

Nothing’s Perfect, Everything’s Perfect

I’m having one of those days when do matter what I plan out, with ever good intention mind you, nothing seems to be working right. I find myself tongue-tied when speaking with others – and amusing situation to most people given that I seldom am without a comment on...