Body Language

We all know our body language affects how others perceive us. But did you know it affects how you perceive yourself? It also directly impacts your probability of professional and personal success. As Amy Cuddy explains in the TED Talk below: Don’t fake it till you make it. Fake it till you become it. I mentioned … More Body Language

Locks of Love

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s worth bringing up again, especially during this time of giving. Have you ever considered donating to Locks of Love? It’s a non-profit that gathers hair donations to make wigs for kids who don’t have their own, due to illness (commonly cancer). I recently donated for my second time. … More Locks of Love

Mammogram, Take 3

Well, I’m headed off for another follow-up mammogram this morning. The timing would be almost laughable, if it weren’t so emotionally straining. “Uncomfortable,” I’ve heard mammograms called. Physically: no. Emotionally: certainly. If you have one coming up or are putting it off due to fear (emotional or physical), please read what I learned from my … More Mammogram, Take 3

Good Nightmares

They confuse you, stick with you, and all-around freak you out. They’re nightmares. And when you become a parent, you’ll have to witness (horrified) as a tiny bit of your child’s innocence is shed while he or she privately takes them on in the night. Last week my two year old had her first one. … More Good Nightmares

To-Do List

Sometimes you just need a to-do list for yourself—not for work or class or the kids or the house or the pets or the spouse. Just for you. Before the holidays descend, I’ve made one for  October. It’s 10 quick and easy things I want to do for myself every day this month. I’m calling … More To-Do List

What Is MS?

What is MS? Turns out it may be this: Curable. Sound too good to be true? Well, if you love someone suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, you might be willing to take the leap of faith, as I have.

Sacred Place

Carve out a spot in your house or a time every day that’s all about you. It’s your “sacred place,” as Joseph Campbell put it. Your break to remember who you are, to listen to your gut, and to live the life entrusted to your soul.

How to Apologize

If you ever want to feel really REALLY shitty about yourself: Leave important people out of the obituary. Yes, I’ve done that. Me, the editor. The supposedly thoughtful, sentimental one. And let me tell you, add that feeling to the general crumminess of grief, and you have the perfect recipe for a clammy pit of … More How to Apologize