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Yearly Archives: 2010

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1206
2010

What NOT to Do During the Holidays: Insight from Martha

Statistically, the most likely time for an American man to die is just before Christmas. For an American woman, doomsday comes just after New Years. My theory about why this is so is that people let themselves off the hook when they finally get a chance for a well-earned rest. Men exhaust themselves in the - Continue Reading

1206
2010

Martha’s Bookshelf: December 2010

Sometimes the best self-help books aren’t self-help books at all. This month, the most thought-provoking story I encountered was Portia deRossi’s Unbearable Lightness, a memoir of the television star’s eating disorder. The author is grimly revealing as she describes both the behavior and inner-life of someone in the grips of compulsion. What struck me most about deRossi’s - Continue Reading

1130
2010

Dysfunctional Family Bingo

Hello Blog Readers! Martha Beck staffers Jessica and Bridgette here. We snuck onto the blog while Martha is ensconced finishing her book because we didn’t want you to miss out on playing Dysfunctional Family Bingo this holiday season. We whipped this post up for you. Dysfunctional Family Bingo is the game where your relatives’ cringeworthy - Continue Reading

1105
2010

Martha’s Bookshelf: November 2010

This month, take a look at the fabulous new business book,The Mesh: Why the Future of Business Is Sharing, by Lisa Gansky, which describes the way sharing resources is replacing cash commodities in many areas of the economy. I found this author’s perspective revolutionary and I believe that it will help many readers resolve their - Continue Reading

1010
2010

Creativity Tips from Martha

One thing’s for sure… If any one of us unleashes our creativity, our world will split open. We’ll find unprecedented ways of solving problems and expressing our souls, and our lives will be forever changed.  But perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of creative expression is that it depends on resistance to the opinions - Continue Reading

0910
2010

AIRPORT HOBO LIFE: YOUR TICKET TO HAPPINESS, WITH CONNECTIONS AT HEATHROW AND LA GUARDIA

  Those of you who follow me on Facebook of Twitter may have noticed posts written by my alter ego, the Airport Hobo. Today I thought I’d explain who that is, so that 1) you’ll know what I’m talking about, and 2) perhaps you too can develop an Airport Hobo alter ego, should the need - Continue Reading

0901
2010

Martha’s Bookshelf: Selections for September 2010

My tiny iPhone Kindle is now the magical conveyor of more books than I want to count. It does feel like I’ve been reading one endless book that keeps changing topics, but how exciting to have so many authors available to me in the palm of my hand. Right now, I am half way through - Continue Reading

0816
2010

Social Media for Technophobic Coaches

Yo, tribespeople, this is Martha! I hate computers, view the Internet with profound mistrust, never surf the Web, and am terrified of my own email. Yet I have a successful on-line business. How is this possible? Because I use a few small tricks to help me create an on-line presence despite my technophobia. Because I - Continue Reading

0809
2010

Martha’s Bookshelf: Selections for August 2010

I didn’t get huge stretches of time to read this month, between chasing wildebeest and hacking my way through stinging nettle looking for gorilla nests. However, I did grab some pleasure reading on airplanes. The most value added was The Feeling of What Happens by Antonio Damasio, a neuroscientist, who provides fascinating insights into the way we - Continue Reading

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