It’s time for another installment of my bi-weekly email series. In each issue, I share three resources that I have found to be helpful for myself and/or my clients. As a former librarian and a current voracious gatherer of helpful information, I’m constantly listening to podcasts, reading books and articles, and watching various videos that spark my interest.

Listening:

Forgiveness is a frequent topic of conversation these days. However, we don’t often look at its obverse: apology. What does being truly sorry mean? What does it look like to make amends?

Reading:

Dani Shapiro always felt different from the rest of her family. She looked different than her dad and was often told that she didn’t “look Jewish” Suddenly upon receiving the results of her DNA test, she found out why she always felt different. She WAS different from one of her biological parents. In this age of easily accessible genetic test results, all sorts of questions may be answered but it’s also true that other possibly unwanted questions may also arise.

Watching:

Many people have a fear of public speaking. Speaking to a group of people can be daunting when you have time to prepare in advance. However, even that fear pales in comparison to being asked to speak spontaneously. Being called on in a business meeting, introducing people in a public venue, marketing yourself at a networking meeting can be physically and emotionally uncomfortable. Matt Abrams, a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate Business School has some important tips for dealing with the fear that can naturally arise in these situations.

Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter. If any of these resources elicited any thoughts or feelings that you’d like to share with me, please contact me. If you like these emails, feel free to share them with other coaches, friends, clients and people walking the transformational path.

See you again in two weeks,
Judy