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...

Keeping the Focus

I walked out of the house, headed for a meeting. Running late, as usual. I closed the front door, took out my keys, and clicked the button. Nothing happened. I clicked again. Still nothing. Now I was annoyed. I looked down at my keys to see what the problem was. It...

In Search of Gloria

My fiancé is a kind, generous, loving and funny man. We’ve been together for 8 years now, through each other’s ups and downs. We have each other’s backs. The other day he said to me, “I was talking to Rod and he said ‘Your girlfriend does that feminist stuff, doesn’t...