How Good Is Your Balance?  (Three Minute Read)

How Good Is Your Balance? (Three Minute Read)

I recently watched a documentary on Netflix called “Minimalism.” It’s essentially about two life-long friends who gave up their six-figure corporate positions to explore a lifestyle of “less is more.”  They wrote a book, got rid of most...
The Silver Linings of Sheltering in Place (Three Minute Read)

The Silver Linings of Sheltering in Place (Three Minute Read)

After Week #1 of sheltering in place, I started looking for the good things about this awful situation.  Channeling my dad once again, because he was the most positive person I’ve ever known, I began to appreciate things I’ve overlooked in the past, as...
It Doesn’t Have to be Perfect!  (Three Minute Read)

It Doesn’t Have to be Perfect! (Three Minute Read)

Confession: I am not a perfectionist. “Good enough” and “okay for now” are sometimes the highest my bar gets set. On the other hand, I’m absolutely mortified if I find a typo on something I’ve already sent out. Go figure. I think...
Jealousy vs. Envy (Three Minute Read)

Jealousy vs. Envy (Three Minute Read)

Do you think the black cat is jealous of the grey cat in the box?  Or do you think the black cat is envious? I’m not an expert in feline feelings, but I will tell you that in humans, both jealousy and envy can be intense emotions.  We tend to confuse the two...
Has Your Attitude Changed?  (Three Minute Read)

Has Your Attitude Changed? (Three Minute Read)

It’s so interesting to me to observe the entire spectrum of my friends’ attitudes toward this pandemic.  From the virus-deniers (“it’s a hoax”), to the panic shoppers (“I’m gonna use it eventually”),  to the hazmat suit...
Cohabitation in Captivity (Three Minute Read)

Cohabitation in Captivity (Three Minute Read)

You’re all going through many different kinds of challenges these days, not the least of which is spending 24/7 at home with your spouse and kids.  These people are the ones you love the most in the world.  They’re the ones you’d rescue from a...
Emotional Triggers (Three Minute Read)

Emotional Triggers (Three Minute Read)

Sometimes I think I could have been a decent actress because I can cry on demand. All I need to do is conjure up a memory about my husband or my parents, and the tears start to roll. Those memories are emotional triggers for me.  Guns and shootings also trigger an...
Reality T.V. is My Reality (Three Minute Read)

Reality T.V. is My Reality (Three Minute Read)

I’ve been watching reality television since way before self-quarantine was a familiar term.  Singing competitions, cooking competitions, house-flipping, design challenges, weight loss journeys, love and marriage journeys, pretty much everything except the...
The Five Stages of Sheltering In Place (Three Minute Read)

The Five Stages of Sheltering In Place (Three Minute Read)

I recently had a conversation with a dear friend, who pointed out to me that my attitude toward self-quarantine has progressed in much the same manner as one would deal with grief. What a keen observation!  With complete transparency, I admit that I spent a relatively...
A Few Tips About How to Calm Down (Three Minute Read)

A Few Tips About How to Calm Down (Three Minute Read)

The essence of this article was originally posted a couple of years ago for an entirely different purpose.  Now, in light of the pandemic occupying all of our thoughts, I think it’s become relevant once again. We’re all nervous and impatient these days,...
Time Thievery (Three Minute Read)

Time Thievery (Three Minute Read)

It should be against the law to steal someone else’s time. Wow, I didn’t realize how strongly I felt until I actually wrote the preceding sentence! Time matters a lot to me.  For instance, I’m obsessively punctual and I have little patience for...
When Friends Disappoint (Three Minute Read)

When Friends Disappoint (Three Minute Read)

Being disappointed by a friend has nothing to do with an occasional last minute cancellation of plans, and it also has nothing to do with how to  dump an old friend. This time, I’m digging deeper into the expectations we set for our friends. Like you, I’ve...