Update: We’re still basking in the glow of the live event.
Try This at Home: Ask for a favor.
Know Yourself Better: Do you prefer to cooperate or compete?
Listener Question: Fiona asks, “How can I manage dealing with all the interesting articles and recipes that I cut out from the paper?” Elizabeth and I address this — and what are your suggestions?
Gretchen’s Demerit: My sixteen-year-old daughter Eliza wanted to get more piercings in her ears. I didn’t handle it well. If you want to hear Eliza’s perspective on the ear-piercing episode, you can listen to her excellent podcast, Eliza Starting at 16, episode 6. Yes, she has her own podcast!
Elizabeth’s Gold Star: Elizabeth gives Michelle a gold star for her empathetic gaze during a mindfulness exercise.
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