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Category: Celebrity Life Coaching

An Open Letter To Buddy Valastro

Dear Buddy – I’ve been thinking about writing this for a few days, in fact just moments after reading you were busted on DWI charges in Manhattan. But you know what finally prompted me to just sit down and do it? The cavalier reactions I’m reading all over the place. I can’t take it. If in response to this one more person quotes the Biblical verse, “Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone” (John 8:7 for those keeping score at home), I am going to scream. What a handy dismissal of...

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Life Coaching the New Pope

Dear Soon-to-Be Your Holiness: It is pretty clear to me, whether God exists or not, that we were put here to love. Your job is to lead in that realm, whatever that means to you. So many of us hope you accept that assignment with grace and humility and a mission to heal. I’m not optimistic that you’ll be able to penetrate the old guard in that beautiful palace adorned with the most breathtaking art. I can’t help but think of those artists, surely flawed but also awed by the idea of expressing themselves in divine language on the...

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Life Coaching Cory Booker

Dear Mayor Booker – Wowee, life has thrown you a curve this week, hasn’t it? You didn’t see this thing coming from a mile away. The question is, what are you going to do with it? Let’s review. You got a great opportunity with an appearance on Meet The Press this weekend. You get the chance to speak on the national stage, showcase your reasoned approach to governing and speak your truth. It’s that last part that got you hung up, though. Private equity, oh my. No matter how many times you expressed agreement with President Obama on significant issues, all...

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Life Coaching Susan G. Komen’s Nancy Brinker

Dear Ms. Brinker – Last week while leaving my apartment building at the same time as my 50-something male neighbor, he told me he’d just written a check to Planned Parenthood. In fact, the next day, Susan G. Komen for the Cure was the topic at happy hour and two days after that I was discussing it with other friends at a bar while waiting for the Super Bowl to begin. What an amazing tribute you have built in the name of someone you love. Now you have chosen – yes, chosen – to bring it to a moral crossroads. If things...

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Life Coaching Lindsay Lohan

(Editor’s Note: This piece was written in December 2011, but in light of OWN’s announcement about Lindsay Lohan’s upcoming show on the network we are delighted to re-run it in hopes Lindsay has, as suggested here, “chosen a new path.”) Dear Lindsay – Let’s start with this. As of this writing, 84 people of 309 have you on their “dead pool” roster  for 2012. That’s just one website. I’m thinking right off the bat we can come up with a few loftier goals for you than just staying alive in the New Year. Here’s one: create a new narrative. Here’s another:...

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