I was invited to a dinner a few weeks ago where each guest was asked to arrive with an answer to this question; “With the rise of terrorism threats in the world, what keeps you up at night?” Although the dinner was focused on a discussion about combating hatred and extremism in our communities, the … More What Keeps You Up At Night?
During a recent dinner with my girlfriends from Orangetheory Fitness, I brought up the challenge that my husband and I did last winter. We were having a good time with lots of girl talk, eating guacamole and chips with our tequila, and the memory just popped up and then, in my typically unfiltered fashion, out … More I Took The Sex Challenge And…
I can distinctly remember an incident where a grade school parent called me to discuss my daughter’s behavior with her son. I immediately told the woman how sorry I was and that we would get to the bottom of what was happening. I asked my daughter to apologize and make things right by saying … More Is There a Good Way to Apologize?
Discomfort. Avoidance. Shutting the door on bad news. Too often, these are the knee-jerk reactions to things with which we don’t want to deal. Whether it’s because we just don’t know how or choose to look the other way, I believe that avoiding the things that make people most uncomfortable will come back to bite … More Avoiding Difficult Crap Doesn’t Make It Disappear
In my quest to try new things instead of sitting in my bed reading and taking an afternoon nap, I have joined a group of women for a monthly study session. In addition to getting me out of the house, I was curious as to how I would react to studying with a group of … More Don’t Let Anyone Dim Your Light
While en route to see Springsteen on Broadway, I told my husband I was ready to succumb to being buried and not cremated.It’s a four-hour car ride from Boston to New York, allowing me a rare opportunity alone with my husband to discuss important topics. I am not ready to “go” just yet. I plan on … More In Bed With Bruce Springsteen
It never fails. Every January the world goes crazy for New Year’s resolutions. The bandwagon is more like a bullet train filled with big ideas, high hopes and bustling aspirations. For many, it is a clean slate from a year that may have been bogged down in some really bad stuff. For others, it can … More No Year’s Resolutions
Monday, I came across this piece on my friend Caroline’s Facebook wall: “An Ode To the Women Who are Too Much” written by Steve Wiens. I imagine it will make the rounds on all social media for its brilliant insight and for the fact that it was written by a guy.I can still see the image … More I Am That Woman Who Is Too Much