Girl Crush

I have two 'I wouldn't normally confess to loving these women' women. Kendra Wilkinson has always had my respect and more recently, I've realized Chrissy Teigan is pretty f%^&ing cool. I don't know a lot about these celebrities, don't seek them out and don't consider myself a 'fan', but every time I see a reality …

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Street Smart

Tidying up after my daughter's sleepover last weekend, I picked the iPad up off the basement floor and as the cover flopped open, the screen woke to the browser history window:  ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO DELETE THIS HISTORY? The perpetrator had neglected to hit that final YES and showing alongside the question was …

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Teen Beat

  At the peak, there were two US Postal bins of letters stacked on my porch every day for a week.  It peaked and waned - but I was getting letters for years after I posted the ad in Teen Beat's penpal section. At twelve years old, I was writing a wide variety of people from all …

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1980 – I Don’t Do Parades (Unless I’m In It)

I was eight years old when my family made the move from Louisville, Kentucky to New York for my father's job.  We had moved quite a bit, but this one was traumatic for all of us. Even though White Plains was an upscale suburb, my parents, not sure what the public schools would be like, …

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Don’t Step on My Nude Suede Shoes

But if you do, I've got a backup! When I have to be an big person in the world, I kick off my flip flops and put these on and I look like I put a little thought into my outfit.  And they feel like you're wearing slippers! Nude goes with everything, suede is subtle …

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The Downstairs Den

The black sectional couch in our den would squeak and groan as you tried to get comfortable; you'd sink too fast into the cold pleather cushions. The Charlie Brown afghan,  with chevron stripes of brown, orange and yellow, rarely left it's spot draped on the back of the couch (unless it was being thrown over …

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Forgiveness as an Act of Self-Care

Check out the great blog post: https://reimaginetherapy.com/2017/08/02/a-not-so-simple-opinion-on-forgiveness-2/ This speaks to what I wrote in my last post about a suggestion that not 'speaking my truth' resulted in my getting cancer in my throat area.  I was so offended by that at the time - but it makes a lot of sense....

You Know That Feeling??

You know that feeling you're in a group waiting for your turn to speak and as that time gets closer - you go into a vacuum where you can feel your heartbeat and the blood rushing through your body? Yes? Good. Remember that feeling. When I was in school, I always felt I didn't “get“ …

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