I felt nothing. That was my reaction to watching the much ballyhooed two-part Oprah Winfrey interview with Lance Armstrong. The big frenzy turned out to be a little fizzle.
Sure, he didn't steal their money, but the stories of accusers suggest Armstrong created obstacles that made them spend it to defend themselves or prevent future earnings by thwarting their success.
In a shocking revelation, two-time Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis has admitted to using performance enhancing steroids throughout his career. "P...
Imagine, for a moment, if Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor, had merely raced in the Tour de France and finished, even it was last? Is that not compelling enough for us?
In a previous piece I described Lance as "one of the biggest control freaks in history." It came out in the interview time and time again. I'm pretty sure that he wishes that forgiveness could be switched on.
Having the courage to admit we've screwed up is one of the hardest things to do. But is simply saying "I was wrong" sufficient? Giving and receiving apologies the right way isn't a matter of etiquette; it's a crucial component of ethical intelligence.
Saying you are sorry now that the sham has been exposed and documented and admitted, simply isn't enough. At least it's not enough or me.
It's no longer about his reputation, it's about doing what's right. The question is: Does Lance understand that?
I understand with your hectic schedule publishing, producing, talk show hosting, etc. it's hard to find time to hear every single person's confession. I even get that you made an exception for Lance. So instead of a face-to-face, I thought I could just email you this week's transgressions.
While it's easy for parents to get angry at men like Lance Armstrong for letting kids down, situations like his present a great opportunity to talk to kids about dealing with disappointment. And about what it means to admire someone for a particular talent or skill versus what it means to consider a person a role model.
We've created a divorce culture equally obsessed with "positive thinking" and "neat solutions." Whether it's well-meaning friends and family or the divorce blogs, the conversation is the same: "Rah-rah" motivational stories and self-help tools for making yourself happy again.
How, you ask, could a tiny operation like My Little Publishing Company get its hands on this sensational material even before the New York Times or TM...
From WJZ-TV in Baltimore where she became fast friends with work colleague Oprah Winfrey to the CBS Morning News to anchoring, producing and reporting for NBC News, Maria proved herself again and again as someone who works hard and with a conscience. And why not?
We need the courage to trust our own insights and awakenings. Oprah is on the cutting edge of this media revolution, and she shares every step of her search, but her answers may not always be applicable for all of us.
While writing a romantic comedy, The Billionairess, I thought about the archetypes I hoped to break and the ones I love.
No matter what you're struggling through -- no matter the pain or anguish -- you can go inside behind your mind and observe it happening to you. Whatever it is, it isn't you. You are the observer. When you come to know this, you realize that even though the canvas of your life is painted with daily experiences, behaviors, reactions, and emotions, you're the one controlling the brush.