Our Default Modes

Ah, autumn. The leaves are changing, the air is growing cooler, the clothes are getting cozier…what a time to be alive, right? That is, unless you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD is extraordinarily common. Even more common is just the “winter blues,” when...

Red Bull Might Be Keeping Me Alive

Earlier this year a friend of mine was moving and he had stockpiled a military-level supply of Red Bull. It was for an event that was supposed to happen pre-pandemic and then, of course, was canceled. So, 21 cases of the liquid gold just sat… and sat. Because he knew...

The Importance of Self-Love

I have spent a good amount of time over the past month thinking about the people in my life, how they show up for me and how I show up for them.  I say this often because I know it to be true, we learn the most about ourselves within our relationships. ...

“Breaking The Rules For Someone You Love”

Dating as an adult is complicated, point-blank. When you’re young, you date around. You meet people through mutual friends, you meet people at bars, you even go back to rekindling things with people you kissed at a party in high school. But, when you’re single in your...

ANCORA IMPARO

ANCORA IMPARO“I am still learning”Michelangelo The Lions and The Lambs “You figure it out, I’m only six!” This is the lamb advising the lions! I’m sure my dear reader, you recognize this comment of a six year old’s message which refers to an ad about ‘climate change’!...

The Gen X No-Nonsense Guide To Going Through Menopause

I love being a Gen Xer.  A rather small generation sandwiched between larger generations of Boomers and Millennials.  Generation Xers are born in that sliver of time between 1965 and 1980. There are roughly 65 million of us. The forgotten, often ignored...

I Don’t Just Miss You; I Long For You

I miss you. I miss you. I miss you. I’ve said it a thousand times before. I say it a thousand times a day. I say it to my ceiling, trying to fall asleep at night, when the thought of you lingers in my mind. I say it under my breath, as I walk past the pictures of you...

“Housework Is Evil. It Must Be Stopped.”

I have a tiny sign in my laundry room with the title of this blog written on it. Initially, I bought this sign to cheer myself up years ago, after watching the movie Sing. For those of you who are allowed to watch grown-up movies and aren’t regularly forced to view...

Happy Birthday to Me!

This is the month of my birthday-heralded by cooler temps, clearer skies and the remarkable newness of “back to school.” As a kid, I loved the timing of my birthday because it was a few weeks into the new school year. Close enough for my summer friends to celebrate...