Rules for the road help us see how we want to live.
Pay attention when thoughtful people tell you of the things they’ve learned through the years.
With best wishes for a hopeful, purposeful, and joyful 2022, as we work toward a better future.
Rules for the road help us see the fullness of life – and how we want to live – during tumultuous times.
Define your rules. Then live by them.
When a situation seems hopeless, then you are the hope. When everything looks dark, you must be the light.
Personal reminders of what matters can help as we seek to regain our equilibrium after a tumultuous year.
Writer, editor, writing coach, France aficionado, and family friend Janet Hulstrand produced a delightful little book earlier this year entitled Demystifying the French: How to Love Them and Make Them Love You. Having just finished this advice manual for travelers and others interested in living more successfully with the French, I found Janet’s take on how to understand these sometimes curious, somewhat frustrating, occasionally mystifying, but always interesting people to be delightful, informative, and useful all at once. I also found that Janet had—either on purpose or unwittingly, I’m not sure which—captured some wonderful life lessons from her observations about the country she’s now observed and come to love as a visitor and resident for some 40 years. The book is written as if you are sitting by the fireplace with a wonderful French wine and a good friend who is giving you a crash course before you venture out on your first trip to France. Janet’s writing is clear and, as one reviewer put it, “breezy and digestible.” She begins with five essential tips for “even …