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Lisa Madras: You know, counting my weaknesses is a strength of mine
Why are we so afraid to admit our weaknesses? My list of weaknesses is long and varied. I'll be the first to tell you that I have a weakness for food, for shopping, for pretty lies told by pretty men. But those are all sort of superficial weaknesses, aren't they?
Lisa Madras: Please, parents, do the write thing for your kids
If you were to leave the world today, what would be your manifesto? When I was getting ready to have surgery back in January, I thought really hard about writing a letter to my children in case I didn't make it.
Lisa Madras: Why believe The Lie? Maybe we just can’t handle the truth
What’s the biggest lie you once believed was true? You know, considering that most people would adamantly claim to be against lying, we sure seem to live in a world brimming with lies.
Lisa Madras: Want to feel more welcome? Just say ‘thank you’
When was the last time you said, "thank you" to yourself? I've been a busy, busy girl lately. And by lately, I mean about the past several years or so.
Lisa Madras: My life isn’t simple — but today, it’s an open book
What is your cosmic elevator pitch? I found this question today and wanted to throw it out there for a couple of reasons. Let me start by clarifying that I'm not asking what you do for a living, or how many kids you have, or even what you might write about yourself for an online dating profile.
Lisa Madras: Playing it ‘safe’ may be the biggest risk of all
When was the last time you took a risk? I have never been a huge risk-taker. Sure, I love roller coasters and surfing and occasionally (although I'll deny it if you ever ask me) driving just a little bit too fast. But the difference between me and the real risk-takers of the world is that my so-called risks are carefully controlled and calculated.
Lisa Madras: Me? An athlete? That might be a stretch
Is it out of reach? Or have you just not stretched yourself far enough? My friend Alexis and I have a tradition. Each year in March we attend the Crisis Shelter Auction, a fundraiser for the shelter that involves dinner, drinks, and of course, an auction
Lisa Madras: Thanks for the wisdom, Dr. Phil — I think
How important are you ... to you? "Don't worry about hurting my feelings because I guarantee you not one bit of my self-esteem is tied up in your acceptance."
Lisa Madras: My life, as see on TV? Geez, I hope not!
What makes life easier? If you've ever seen an "As Seen on TV!" product, you might believe that there are a lot of things out there that will make your life easier.
Lisa Madras: Don’t be a tattle-tale? That’s a dangerous double-standard
Is it ever OK to be a tattle-tale? Tattle-tale ... isn't that an ugly word? The dictionary defines it as "a child who tells a grown-up about something bad that someone else has done."
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