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Winter Olympics Preview

January 5, 2018


How’s the Weather?

January 4, 2018

Safe safe and warm.

Embroidered skates by Ulla-Stina Wikander

What Would You Like to Shed in 2018?

January 3, 2018

My first thing to shed – the daily, existential, political anxiety.

How about you?

Illustration by Jean Jullien



Post-Holiday Hangover

January 2, 2018

My friend Bob calls the first business day after New Years the “mother of all Mondays.” And even if in 2018, that’s actually a Tuesday, I completely agree. Despite my ambitious work-related plans for this past week, I ended up spending lots of time watching movies. (It’s the season in L.A. when, if you’re lucky, you know someone in the film industry who has “screeners” – DVD copies of all the latest movies up for Academy and Guild Awards, and you get to borrow them.) Today, on the mother of all Tuesdays, I’ve had trouble focusing. I’m trying to remind myself of what I tell clients to kickstart their motivation – get up, take one step at a time and go for the small win.

Cartoon from The New Yorker

Rose Marie, RIP

December 29, 2017

The Dick Van Dyke show was one of the sounds of my childhood. The multi-talented Rose Marie played the character of Sally Rogers, a perennially single woman. Sally was always grousing about not having a man, yet at the same time, she had an enviable career (unique to women then) as the writer of a hit TV show. Her character reflected the cultural bias about being unmarried and I’m sure it seeped into my bloodstream. Looking at this clip today, it happily feels like a relic from another era.

Rose Marie died this week at 94.

End of Year Reminder: Be Generous With Yourself

December 28, 2017

Poster by Mikey Burton

2017 Review

December 27, 2017

As this tumultuous year winds down, in which I was enraged much of the time, I’ve been challenging myself to reflect on the parts that actually went well. And with that in mind, I’m going to ask you a couple of questions, inspired by my coaching mentor, Stephanie Marisca.

1. Name one thing you accomplished this year that you’re especially proud of.  
2. What quality (or qualities) do you possess that enabled you to accomplish it. 

And if you feel like sharing your accomplishment with the FPS community, we’d love to hear it!

Illustration by Marc Johns

Urban Christmas

December 22, 2017

Photo of a NYC fire escape by Katie Rodgers

O Holy Night

December 21, 2017

Nativity scene from Wags to Riches

Chill in the Air

December 20, 2017

It was 44 degrees this morning in L.A. when I took Rose for a walk. Cold enough for me to grab the down vest and wool cap that are buried deep in the closet. The political tax news of the day has wracked my body and soul, and even with the heat on, I can’t seem to warm up.

Installation by Alex Da Corte