Can We Go for the Gold in Parenting?

I can’t speak about the Florida shootings. It is too raw, too scary. I wish I trusted our country’s leadership to have the tough conversations we need about gun violence and toxic masculinity. I can only continue to fight with you to honor our children, model empathy and address mental health issues in our community. […]

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Why Valentine’s Day is So Complicated

Most of us were raised by human parents, with their human failings and they raised us with less than perfect emotional responses. Whether they were neglectful or distant or critical or inconsistent or overbearing or intense, there were times when their feelings interfered with their ability to be appropriately responsive to your feelings. (I know- […]

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Feeling Great about Parenting My Kids…this week

Knock on wood Getting my kids to the teen years has been a huge relief. Not only do I get to go out without a babysitter but finally have a sense that some of my parenting actually took. After 33 years and lots of well earned grey hairs,  I actually feel confident teaching parenting classes.  […]

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Something Bad is Going to Happen

Our Lives  Under Constant (Perceived) Threat We live in a world where the perception of threat is out of proportion to the risks we face. Our brains are super suggestive. We can watch a movie and be terrified one moment, moved to tears the next knowing they are actors telling a story. We choose to […]

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Sex in Marriage in the #Me Too Movement

We all feel it. Something has shifted. While I expected 2017 to be the year we got to experience the amazing journey of our first female president, instead we got this. The Trump election was a terrifying statement about racism and sexism in our society. Much has been revealed. This is a time of intense […]

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We Need More Badass Women

So many people are talking about “You are a Badass” that even though my New Year’s resolution is to read fewer books I fell for the hype. I should have known better- the subtitle is “How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life”.  Doubting my greatness has never been my struggle… […]

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The Best Self Help Book of 2018… so far

My New Year’s resolutions is to read fewer books in 2018.  Really…fewer. Last year I read 61 books. A good friend encouraged me to join GoodReads, to keep track of what I was reading. In January of 2017 I publicly declared on the site that I wanted to read 30 books. Well, 2017 was a […]

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2017 Bites the Dust

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” Henry Ford New Years is an arbitrary holiday when we celebrate the turn of the odometer of our lives and the purchase of a new calendar. We look back at the 12 months passed, what we’ve accomplished, what we’ve lost […]

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‘Tis the season…of let downs, frustrations and too much of everything

Thanks to all of you who are still reading me after the mess I made last week… the whole post I transposed breathe/breath… I get it- you don’t have to be a grammar nazi to have that make your skin crawl. Sometimes my whole purpose in life is to be the poster child for “how […]

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When All Else Fails… Remember to Breathe

Lessons from the mat Sometimes I tell my clients that the only reason I work out is so that I can give them hell when they don’t. I am all about integrity. I have a favorite yoga class I try to get to on Monday mornings. It allows me to start my week from a […]

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