On the Air


Here’s something a little different: a radio interview with my good friend, L. Jaye Bell. I was delighted to be L. Jaye’s first guest in 2013 on her program Destination Maine. I hope you’ll enjoy listening. I see it’s not showing up as a link, so please copy and paste it!


Best wishes for a productive and stretching year ahead,


Being helpable

All right, I made up that word: helpable. It means being able to be helped.

For a long time, independence was touted as the most desirable way to get on with life. Independence is good. Learning to overcome limitations and take care of ourselves is admirable. I have no qualm with that.

This morning I read a wonderful article called “The 6 People You Need in Your Corner” by Jessica Hagy, which opens up the wonderful idea of having others help you. I like it. I’m working on doing what she says. I hope you enjoy reading it, too.


Here’s to independence united with trusting people enough to have them give you assistance, and to being one of those six people for others who need your talents.

How are you working with other people, receiving their help, and offering yours?

Until next time,


When you “lose it”

It seems we all lose it from time to time. Our cool. Our clarity. Our car keys. Perhaps you’ve been onstage and couldn’t remember your line, the next dance combination, the lyrics to a song. Or you’re giving a presentation and haven’t a clue what your next point is, how long you’re supposed to speak, or if you’re even in the right room.Take heart, friends. As my nephew Alistair told me when he was about five years old, “You know, Aunt Beverly, all you ever really need is an idea.” This is true!

Here’s Henry Ford’s take on ideas: “The air is full of ideas. They are knocking you in the head all the time. You only have to know what you want, then forget it, and go about your business. Suddenly, the idea will come through. It was there all the time.”

So if you think you’ve lost track, lost hope or are lost in space, think again. Ideas are all over the place, so ready to help you, so present and useful. Trust them.


Until next time,