Don’t Be Mad at Me

Don’t be mad at me.

I prayed for you today.

Then, I meditated

and set an intention

or took a stand

that you would have

a life more amazing

than you imagine possible.

Don’t be mad at me.

I wished you a Merry Christmas

or happy day

in 12 languages

or 11 that weren’t your native tongue.

I might have misspelled


or otherwise gotten some of it wrong.

Don’t be mad at me.

I am limited by my life so far.

I sometimes say the wrong things

with the best intentions.

So listen to my heart

with yours

and try to understand.






Beyond the words.

Nance L. Schick, Esq. is an attorney, arbitrator, mediator, and conflict resolution coach based in New York City. She is the founder of The Law Studio of Nance L. Schick, where she and her team of employees, vendors, and strategic partners deconstruct conflict and re-create it as opportunity, using a holistic, integrative approach. Nance resolves conflict and cultivates leaders, using her EEOC training, as well as her proprietary Third Ear Conflict Resolution process, which is described in more detail in her first book, DIY Conflict Resolution: Seven Choices and Five Actions of a Master. She is also an award-winning entrepreneur, who has been acknowledged by the New York Economic Development Corporation/B-Labs (Best for NYC 2015 finalist), U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2015 Blue Ribbon Small Business), Enterprising Women Magazine (Honorable Mention, 2014 Woman of the Year awards), and Urban Rebound NY/Count Me In (2013 Pitch Competition finalist).