Out in the World

I am not one to avoid alone time. I love alone time. Whether it’s being at home writing, reading, or binging TV, or out running errands, shopping, or being outside. I relish it. Part of being an only child for the first 15 years of my life. You figure out how to be cool with … More Out in the World

Leave It All

I went into 2021 with great hope and confidence – THIS was going to be THE YEAR.  And for the first six months, it really was all I’d hoped it would be.  By early July, things were rolling, all in the right direction.  I’d been on multiple vacations, I was vaccinated, I was feeling good in my skin, … More Leave It All


The other day my husband told he me thought I was stuck.  It happens from time to time, to all of us, and of course to me too.  Whether it’s being stuck in a job, in a weight loss endeavor, in pursuing our passions – figuring out how to get unstuck is one of life’s great lessons, … More Whiplash

Trying vs. Being

A professor from my master’s program died last week.  He was one of my faves who taught me the most.  One of the first things he said to me – and ours was a program that met both in the classroom, and in the bar, so I can’t be sure in which setting we were … More Trying vs. Being

The Year of The Most

Nearly a month ago I turned 45.  If you’ve read this blog in the past, you know that for the most part I really enjoy getting older.  Obviously there are downsides – I am now in the next age range when completing forms and it’s not awesome.  It’s easier to get injured.  Harder to lose weight.  Botox feels more and … More The Year of The Most

Showing Up Like

Okay, so bear with me here because I know next to nothing of the NFL.  Aside from what everyone knows, and what I learned (and assume to be 100% accurate) from the show Ballers.  We all know the Patriots are ridiculous like the Yankees are ridiculous, right?  In the sense that it is f-cking ridiculous … More Showing Up Like

Acting On

Last summer I made a decision.  It was shortly after the murder of George Floyd.  For years, my way of dealing with people who had different oppinions than I did, was to smile and nod.  I just didn’t want to get into it.  I didn’t want to talk politics, I didn’t want to talk about … More Acting On

In Truth

When I was a kid living in Minneapolis, if my mom needed something while she was cooking or baking, I’d take her cash and walk or bike the three blocks to the 7/11.  Upon my return I handed over the groceries and some of the change.  “This is all the change?” she’d ask, looking confused.  “Yep,” … More In Truth