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Category Archives: objectivity

Tricksy Intuition

How does Seattle figure into a conversation about misleading intuition? Read on.

How does Seattle figure into a conversation about misleading intuition? Read on.

I’d like to speak to y’all today about the proposal that never was, and how sometimes other people’s intuition about a situation can really mess with your own. How is it possible that though everyone has intuition, we don’t all intuit the same thing? It’s probably because the translation, or interpretation, is different, and/or the attachment to the outcome is more or less. Food for thought.

Many years ago, I was living with my then boyfriend, and we were planning to go away for a long weekend to Seattle. Why Seattle? It was a place neither of us had been, and it was during the fall season, which we both loved.

I had made my request to my office job for vacation days. In the weeks that followed, more than one person from my day job implied that I was probably getting proposed to, since we happened to be going away the weekend of our anniversary.Continue Reading

Your Clients Are Not Your Friends

It’s a controversial headline for a blog post, I know. But the summation of a lot of my boundary lessons from the last year have accumulated in this assertion: your clients are not your friends. I’m not saying that it’s impossible to cultivate good relationships with your clients, but I am saying that over familiarity may not be what you want.

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Why I Am a Terrible Gambler

It's no mystery... those aren't the cards I'm good at!

For me, a trip to a casino is an opportunity to dress up in something slinky, ala Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale, sip on a girlie cocktail, and go out for a fabulous meal. What it is not is an opportunity for easy money with minimal work. Because I am a god-awful gambler. Yes, a tarot reader that’s a terrible gambler. It’s true.

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