Category Archives: relationships

Why The Corona Virus Will Probably Make Me Fat

So here we are, wrapping up the first week of the Twilight Zone. Last Friday I was shopping for groceries and was astounded at the empty toilet paper aisle. Now, 7 days later, we have come to expect crazy. And … Continue reading

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Trying Hard To Get Untamed … (or How To Learn From Glennon Doyle, Be Still and Just Listen)

I have just started to read Glennon Doyle’s new memoir “Untamed” (out today). With my own memoir coming out in a few months I am obviously intrigued by how other women write theirs. But with Ms. Doyle I am also … Continue reading

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Is An Idle Mind Really The Devil’s Playground?

You’ve heard the old saying, right – An idle mind is the devil’s playground? Yes indeed, we are not supposed to be slackers. Ever. That puritan work ethic should ring in our ears loud and clear ALL THE TIME. We … Continue reading

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How Much Truth Are You Willing To Tell?

I haven’t blogged in a while. I’ve been kinda busy. Not too busy to write, mind you, just busy writing. Editing. Rewriting. Reading out loud and editing some more. And I am now happy (or would that be relieved or … Continue reading

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Don’t Say What You Mean. Say What You (Positively) Mean To Mean.

(Stay tuned – there will be a little exercise for you to complete at the end.) Words. Clever little things, aren’t they. Tiny soldiers of fortune, marching out of our mouths, waiting to do battle with life. Or ourselves. Ourselves? … Continue reading

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The Christmas Miracle (and Why Great Expectations Are Never A Good Idea)

  I have been a Christmas kid ever since I was, well, a kid. I love this time of year. The excitement, the festive feeling, the cheery smiles and the twinkle lights. The music, the decorations and the wrapping of … Continue reading

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Taking A Christmas Stroll Down Memory Lane. (Or why the good old days were so good.)

Here it is, almost December and the season is upon us. For some (read: me) it’s already here. For others it is soon coming. For you Grinches – never mind. It will come whether you like it or not. I … Continue reading

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Baby, It’s (Getting Ridiculously, Stupidly, Politically Correctly, Decidedly) Dumb Outside

I love Christmas music. Really truly love it. And particularly classic Christmas music. I love the crooners, the standards, the songs that have stood the test of time. I love expert songwriting. Ever look at the lyrics to “White Christmas” … Continue reading

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How Much Social Energy Do You Waste On Guilt?

I was recently conversing with a friend about her active social calendar. G was having a difficult time fitting in all the things she felt she needed to fit in to appease all the people who had invited her to … Continue reading

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“You Don’t Have To Be A Good Girl To Be A Good Person”

These “immortal” words were penned by Elizabeth Gilbert (author of “Eat, Pray, Love”). They’re probably not immortal at all, actually. She probably just penned them to publicize her latest tome “City Of Girls”. If you’ve been reading my ramblings for … Continue reading

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