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The idea for a “Satellite Sisters’” radio show was spawned in the depths of a mud bath during a sisters-only weekend at a California resort. The next thing Julie, Liz, Sheila, Monica, and Lian Dolan -- who have among them “two parents, three brothers, thirty-five cousins, five kids, six nieces and nephews, three current and former husbands and ten in-laws" -- knew, they were on the air with one of PRI’s most popular call-in radio shows. From the days when they fought over the last pork chop and the family’s single telephone through the “transition years” of sleeping on each other’s couches throughout 39 cities and becoming corporate dynamos (among many other vocations), they’ve learned a thing or two. One is, as their Grandmother Klarman used to say, “Many hands make light work.”
So make your own load a little lighter with these wise words from the Dolan sisters, because in Uncommon Senses you’ll learn all about what it takes to make the decisions demanded by all those potentially crazy-making situations and opportunities that come up in life. Should you move to a place far from home where you don’t know a soul? What will you serve at Thanksgiving this year? Is it time to settle down and get married? How can you best prepare for delayed flights and lost baggage? What career path should you pursue? How do you handle dating after a divorce? They say it all comes back to using and developing your uncommon senses.
What are these uncommon senses, you ask? See below:
- A sense of connection: how you coordinate a family gathering. You make sure you have that “buffer guest” lined up.
- A sense of self: how you handle responsibility and do your part. You add paper to the office copy machine. (Make sure to read the story “Carry Your Own Skis” by Lian Dolan.)
- A sense of humor: how you become a “funseeker” and not a “funsucker.” You learn to make the best of any situation.
- A sense of adventure: how you make those life-changing leaps. You know it’s time to leave your job and you do.
- A sense of direction: how you find your way in life. “While it was important to have good role models, I also had to listen to my heart as well -- and my fashion sense.”