FINDING MY WOOD

I’ve been doctoring a terrific book on Integrated Chinese Medicine, which addresses health issues caused by an overabundance or deficit of certain “elements”, including wood, fire, water, and air. It got me thinking about my wood, how much more of it I have at this...

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THAT TIME OPRAH CALLED ABOUT YOUR BOOK

I want to write a book so good, so meaningful, that it lands me on Oprah. I want to sit beneath her shade tree in that lovely wicker chair and talk about, not just my book, but our shared philosophy of life. Tell me, do you think I have a shot? That’s a question I...

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THAT UGLY THING THEY’RE GOING TO FIND OUT

I’m always fascinated by people who have a love/hate relationship with attention. Maybe because I do, too. Turn a video camera on me when I haven’t spent hours primping and preparing, and I choke. Like I’ve got a 6-oz ribeye lodged in my throat. Take my friend, who...

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NOTHING GOOD COMES EASY

I grew up with ZERO understanding of the process. I chalk this up to the alcoholic dynamic that played out in our household. One minute–OK, this would go on for hours, but who’s counting– my father would be drinking and raging, tearing into my mother, sending the...

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