March 28, 2018Bob
There's an old Bob Newhart (remember him?) sketch that has him playing a therapist that sits across a desk from a new patient. He tells her he will only need five minutes to fix her problems. As she unravels her mind, he listens carefully for the first minute, asks a few questions to provoke thought and then finally yells, "stop it!" Most of her problems were textbook cases, but as he gave clear common sense advice she became rattled. The scene ends with her yelling, "stop it," back to him, and they both end up on even ground.
Now, yelling at a listener is not recommended (like, at all) but stating the obvious in a small amount of time can really work. Two words of clarity may matter more than a two minute produced piece about a woman throwing a game of Jeopardy so another contestant could win. However, that's a good story to share and should be done so on music radio, just with less words.
March 13, 2018WOD
Working out with the same group of people forms a unique bond of understanding. There is a shared knowledge, and your goal is similar. When you grow accustomed to seeing the same people punch through the same workout of choice there's an odd sense of comfort and ...
February 20, 2018Heart Calls
My Cardiologist co-hosted with me on the air for Go Red for Women Day. She is a brilliant doctor, highly active in building awareness that heart disease is the number one killer of women. I am one of those women who had heart disease. My story is not the norm as a ...
February 6, 2018Love
Valentines candy, Easter goodies, sunscreen and bathing suits line store shelves one behind the other, offering a chance to eat a chocolate truffle, or a marshmallow chick, while wearing a tankini. Or, not. Valentine treats go on sale February 15, so if conversation ...
January 23, 2018Summer
Summer is happening right now, even if you are living in a place that has been in the throws of winter (that's a majority of our beautiful country) women are thinking about summer. This is the season to seal your child's slot for any popular summer camp. I can ...
January 9, 2018I Heart January
I am all about the anti-resolution; the beginning of a New Year becomes stressful to me the more I try to hold to a plan made with the best intention, yet usually leads to failure. However, living a healthy lifestyle, makes sense and that's the route many try to take ...
December 19, 2017Eat
"People eat with their eyes." This is a common response on a lot of foodie type shows. It's true, if that snowman cake looks fluffy and full of coconut, our mind goes directly to how delicious it must be. There's a television commercial running where a woman shows ...
December 5, 2017Shop
"That's really wrong of @lululemon to extend their #BlackFriday deals when I was so proud of my initial self-control." "Sorry, we're not sorry @Bethbacall. It's time to treat yourself." And so goes my tweet exchange that has garnered a lot of fun response from my ...
November 21, 2017Thanks
It does not take a lot to show thankfulness. This time of the year soup kitchens and non-profits get inundated with requests for volunteer opportunities. These agencies welcome this mass onslaught of help, but wish it happened year round. I can't tell you how many ...
November 7, 2017Cookies
I was gettinge, a pedicure, and sitting in the chairs next to me were two ten-year-olds, an eight-year-old, and an eleventh grader, all wearing cheerleader gear. Yes, I was tuning in, a favorite form of show prep. The mom that accompanied the girlswas across the room ...