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BITE ME: the mute

Bite Me is a special 14-installment series based on an undercover stint at a supermarket to draw out lessons on how to better relate to challenging colleagues in the workplace and how to be a better colleague. These “profiles” are based on real customers who wanted free samples of food. It’s cheeky and deliciously honest.…
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The Flow of Compassion

Happy New Year and welcome to 2016! Last year, the theme was the “Tao,” the way, an approach to putting things in motion without forcing them to a single perceived resolution. This year, the theme is “Flow,” the state of full immersion in something for its own sake. As Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the positive psychologist who coined…
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BITE ME: the snob

Bite Me is a special 12-installment series based on an undercover stint at a supermarket to draw out lessons on how to better relate to challenging colleagues in the workplace and how to be a better colleague. These “profiles” are based on real customers who wanted free samples of food. It’s cheeky and deliciously honest.…
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The Tao of Being a Misfit

One of my favorite childhood holiday movies is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Why? Because of the Misfits. To me, these individual, kooky characters were so funny and goofy and above all, honest. They may have been rejected from their “tribe,” but they were so perfect in their imperfection and uniqueness. They weren’t like anything or…
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BITE ME: the negative

Bite Me is a special 12-installment series based on an undercover  stint at a supermarket to draw out lessons on how to better relate to challenging colleagues in the workplace and how to be a better colleague. These “profiles” are based on real customers who wanted free samples of food. It’s cheeky and deliciously honest.…
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The Tao of Commitment

The fall and winter holidays always seem to elicit images of home, family, and stability. For some people, these ideas of being rooted feels safe and wonderful. For others, they cause a bit of anxiety of being “stuck.” Whether at work or in their personal lives, some of us are more comfortable with commitment than…
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BITE ME: the slob

Bite Me is a special 14-installment series based on an undercover stint at a supermarket to draw out lessons on how to better relate to challenging colleagues in the workplace and how to be a better colleague. These “profiles” are based on real customers who wanted free samples of food. It’s cheeky and deliciously honest. These…
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The Tao of Psychological Hygiene

It seems that everywhere you turn, hand sanitizers abound. Ask one out of every four New Yorker for some and chances are, you’ll get a quick “gloop” of a travel-sized container. We know how important it is to stay clean and healthy. After all, life expectation grew when we started washing our hands. While the…
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BITE ME: the a-hole

Bite Me is a special 14-installment series based on an undercover  stint at a supermarket to draw out lessons on how to better relate to challenging colleagues in the workplace and how to be a better colleague. These “profiles” are based on real customers who wanted free samples of food. It’s cheeky and deliciously honest.…
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