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I Didn't Write Today & I Liked It

I write in the mornings. At least that is what I tell myself. And writing is indeed what I plan to do each morning. But this morning,...

Daddy's Sunsets: Overcoming "I Suck"

This winter my father started a new trend. He sent me pictures of the sunsets he and my mother enjoyed. Each evening, or most evenings,...

Skinny Branches: Why I Dangle on the Edge

So, what’s up with the branch? First let me tell you what it is not: 1. A dead limb from the harsh of winter 2. A stick for wife-beating,...

Cat in the Road: Facing Pain & Suffering

I stumbled upon a dying cat last night. On our drive home from dinner, I pulled up to an intersection in the dark of night, and my...

When to Pivot: Embrace, Strut, and Rise

PAIN *** Have you ever begun something (a project, a book, a business, a work of art, a recipe)? Then, somewhere in the middle, you find...

Happiness Triggers for a Hard Day

This past month was hard.*** Harder than I’d hoped. I went through a small bout of anxiety, which inevitably leads to a depression. The...

Fuck That: A Therapuetic Mantra

When I was going through a rough patch a year or so ago, my therapist helped me create a brilliant, enlightened life motto: Fuck It! ***...

The Low Bar: A simple trick for joy

Have you set ever set the bar as low as you could go?*** Every January my Circle of women meet for a New Year’s creation retreat. This...