“I Can’t Hear Myself Breathe…”: How to Head Off Weirdness, Sadness and Madness More mornings than not I find myself saying, “I can’t hear myself think,” as the dogs gambol about me, the television news confronts me, and our particularly vocal cat, Thelma,… Read More
Thinking of “No” as “Next Opportunity” The past two weeks, I have been lucky enough to travel through Vietnam and Cambodia. One of my favorite things has been meeting brilliant, kind, and funny people—among them a… Read More
When—and Why—One Sock Can Steal Your Sanity… and What to Do About It As is the case with many of you, my days are busy. Work, school, Dolly-the-demon-hound… And while I would love to report that at the end of each day I… Read More
Want to Get Better at Something? Just Don’t Do It Given that my last post was about “just doing it,” it’s possible that this week’s theme might give you a bit of whiplash. Why? Because this week I am all… Read More
“Wishing You a One-Touch New Year” (AKA Happy New Year! It’s Time to Tighten Your Nuts) On December 31st, the Well desk of The New York Times published an article titled, “Your Best Advice of 2022” While a number of offerings caught my attention, the one… Read More
There’s “Compare and Despair” AND there’s “Compare and Repair” Some of you may be familiar with the phrase “compare and despair” – used to remind us that comparing our insides to other people’s outsides usually ends up with us… Read More
What Makes Some Support More Naughty than Nice? It appears—judging by articles along the lines of the NY Times’ recent piece on “The Magic of Less Holiday Magic”—that many people are overwhelmed at the prospect of keeping up… Read More
If People are Making Your Holidays More ‘Harumph,” than “Ho, Ho, Ho,” Try This ‘Tis the season! Ostensibly… For many, the holidays are more stressful than stupendous, however, with arguments erupting over everything from what to do, (“We always play board games…”) to what… Read More
“You Should Have Told Me!”… Should I? Recently, I was having a conversation with my husband about whether he should speak to a friend about choices he was making that Keith and others found… wackadoodle. “I can’t… Read More
May Your Holiday Be Filled with Characters—and Character As many of you will be in the throes of eating, or digesting, your Thanksgiving rations next Thursday I thought it prudent to send along my holiday thoughts this week.… Read More