Hedy Lamarr was many things in a world that wanted to limit her to just one: bombshell.
Forgiveness is not a magic wand that you wave and make the hard feelings go away. It’s a process, and some days it comes and goes.
"I very proudly entered the forestry school as an 18-year-old and telling them that the reason that I wanted to study botany was because I wanted to know why asters and goldenrod looked so beautiful together."
I don’t know if you’ve been feeling it, but the energy this month is not about dreaming. It’s about getting dirty. Getting down to brass tacks. Doing the work.
Late one night recently, I was hanging out with a professor from a local university. By any academic measure, he was a success with a 20-pages long CV, receiving millions of dollars in funding, international recognition, speaking gigs, and on track for tenure. And while this professor was accomplished and brilliant, he was not happy.
An old friend of mine, Ms. Barbara Ann Crumm, who knows my soul well, shared with me this wonderful (and, at times, heartbreaking) interview last year between two legendary women: Peabody Award-winning radio show host Diane Rehm and multi-Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter.
"...you have been mad and drunken, furious and wild, filled with hatred and despair, and all the dark confusions of the soul - but so have we."
I don’t have to be emotionless when facing rejection, but I can be resolute and have a healthy detachment. Even a sense of humor about it.