Live Like You Are Dying

Apparently David Bowie knew he was dying. He planned out and executed all that he wanted to achieve before he left, including a new album, which hit on his birthday, only 2 days before his death. He sounds very much like a man who grabbed for all that life had to...

A Story and a Smile

This morning, after working out, I threw on my warmest coat and hat over my sweats and headed out to drop off my daughter’s car at the repair shop. The temperature was 21 degrees, with a wind chill of 10 degrees. Winter has finally arrived, at least temperature-wise....

The “B” Word

Last year, LeanIn.org came up with a campaign entitled #banbossy. It was all about the fact that when boys assert themselves, they are labeled as “leaders”, but when girls do the same, they are labeled “bossy”. I have proudly worn that moniker, although I think my...

The Intentionality of Perfectionism

I am a recovering perfectionist. And, while probably never totally cured, I am light years from where I used to be! Gratefully. I’ve told the story before of the Christmas decorations my children hung on one quadrant on the tree which I needed to rearrange after they...

Blue Skies and Self Care

Many, many years ago, when I was a child and living in Michigan, our family would travel to New Jersey each summer to visit my grandparents who lived there. I did not like New Jersey. I really have no good memory why I did not, except a feeling that it was always gray...