Detox Eve

I might have made a very big mistake. I have decided to do a 30-day detox. Which removes coffee. And sugar. From my diet. For 30 days. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love coffee. I have enjoyed coffee all of my adult life, and it's one of the things I look forward … Continue reading Detox Eve

The Difference is Action

I was recently talking with someone who has told me on numerous occasions that he has some pretty severe regrets over a bad decision he made. "I fucked up," he says. "I regret it," he says. I know I'm not the only person he's told this, and if you knew the situation, you'd know he … Continue reading The Difference is Action

Just For Today

Just for today, slow down. Take a look around you. Listen to the sounds of the kids at the park, the squeak of the swings as they fly back and forth. Remember what it was like to be a kid of 5 or 10, soaring through the air in your innocence and joy. Just for today, … Continue reading Just For Today

Girlfriend Gratitude

"They" say women need their girlfriends for optimum health, and I'd have to agree. I just spent last evening and this morning with some of my friends. These are women who have kids roughly my kids' ages and aging parents and relationship ups & downs and jobs and societal concerns. These are women I have … Continue reading Girlfriend Gratitude

PSA #947

There will be times in life - possibly many of them - when things just won't make sense. Things will go wrong, bad decisions will be made, people will leave one way or another. And you will be left standing there, shaking your head or scratching it, and thinking to yourself, "What the hell? What … Continue reading PSA #947

Carol

I love how the Universe puts people in your path at the EXACT moment you need them. Like, always. I was feeling a little (ok, maybe a lot) sorry for myself this afternoon, standing in line at the Bartell pharmacy when I met Carol. Carol is 83. (I know this because she told me three … Continue reading Carol

Choice

I believe it is our choices and not willpower that moves us past addictions, toxic relationships, or any other self-destructive behavior. Willpower - the ability to control oneself or one's thoughts - certainly plays a part. But alone, willpower is only a temporary solution. Choice - the act of picking or deciding between two or more … Continue reading Choice

Reflection 

Today, I came across a photo of my children that was taken on Halloween, 2011. In it, my daughter is 11 and dressed as Cookie Monster; my son is 7 and dressed as a magician.   The magician's hat is a little too big on his sweet head, and his smile is tight-lipped and crooked. … Continue reading Reflection