Lonely? Just say Hello Kitty!

Lonely? Just say Hello Kitty!

Lonely? Just say Hello Kitty! I got carded in Target. I got carded in Target and made a date to have coffee with the woman who carded me. Let me explain. You know how it is. You go to Target for a bath mat and you leave with $100 worth Chip and Jo twinkly lights, a...
Patch-ing Up After Loss

Patch-ing Up After Loss

Patch-ing Up After Loss I woke up today, looked in the mirror and found my estrogen patch had migrated from my ass to my elbow. Sometime in the night my helping hormone swatch decided to relocate. Seriously you guys, my estrogen patch is so well meaning; I’ve been...
Quiz: Are you a dog or a cat?

Quiz: Are you a dog or a cat?

Quiz: Are you a dog or a cat? And what that says about you. I took a quiz and you can too in a minute. Turns out, if you are a dog it appears that you are a people pleaser, people don’t take you seriously and you have attention deficit of some kind and possibly...
My Beautiful Empty Nest is Magically Full

My Beautiful Empty Nest is Magically Full

My nest is empty. Here’s the thing. I wish I had a file cabinet where I’d kept the years memorialized in flat-manilla folders. After the documented year, each tab would have a clever label for quick reference and future nostalgia. 1982-The Nanny Diaries....
I Can’t Commit to Things I’m Not Committed To

I Can’t Commit to Things I’m Not Committed To

I can’t commit to things I’m not committed to.  I heard myself say this recently while giving a talk on Feeling Good Even When Totally Stressed at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Women’s Leadership Conference. I’d never uttered these words before but an audience...
Six Things I Learned About Grief

Six Things I Learned About Grief

I learned a bunch of stuff this month. 6 Things to be exact. I hope you didn’t notice that I missed the January email. On the other, I kind of hope you did. Maybe you missed a word or two from me. Many of you know my dad died very unexpectedly and we moved my mother...