Shout Yourself Out Loud.

  I have a new favorite show. It’s called Modern Love, it’s on Amazon, and it’s based on the Modern Love column from the New York Times. It’s moving and it’s lovely. In one episode, Anne Hathaway plays a woman with bipolar disorder navigating relationships and work as best she can while swinging between her … Continue reading Shout Yourself Out Loud.

How to Care for Yourself When Dealing with Difficult People.

One of my friends tells her story of growing up with a mother with “issues” rather matter-of-factly, but the details are pretty grim to listen to. “She would stop talking to me for no reason, for days at a time, and put a gift on my bed when she decided she was done being mad … Continue reading How to Care for Yourself When Dealing with Difficult People.

The Scary & Beautiful Gift of Change

In a conversation on the phone today, my best friend said something brilliant and noteworthy. (He is given to doing this on a whim). He said, “A great many people have compromised their souls in the name of safety and security.” (Told you it was smart. And yes, he actually talks this way, which is … Continue reading The Scary & Beautiful Gift of Change

When Help Is Harmful: Thoughts on “Snowplow” Parenting

The recent news about wealthy/celebrity parents paying to have their children accepted into colleges via fraudulent methods has gotten me thinking. My first thought is, "Wait, isn't this old news? I thought we all knew this was going on." My secondthought is the stuff of this post: a thread around the larger concept of parents' … Continue reading When Help Is Harmful: Thoughts on “Snowplow” Parenting

We Can Do That: Women and the Pursuit of Personal Fulfillment.

There was nothing revelatory about Glenn Close's acceptance speech at the Golden Globes this year. She didn't say anything particularly groundbreaking. But the message hit me hard, and resoundingly so, as it clearly did many women in the audience, standing and applauding with glassy eyes. "Women, we're nurturers, and we do what's expected of us. … Continue reading We Can Do That: Women and the Pursuit of Personal Fulfillment.