Make Life After 40 a Blast

When you see or read about celebrity women talking about life after 40, it appears as though they’ve had no problems with physical and emotional issues resulting from the “change of life.” They look wonderful, feel wonderful, and enjoy terrific sex lives. “All fake,” a friend of mine says, laughing. “The only way they’re looking … Continue reading Make Life After 40 a Blast

Be Happy With You

For several years now, Dove has created ad campaigns around testing how happy women are with themselves. In the latest commercial, a forensics artist draws pictures of women based solely on self descriptions. He then draws another picture of them based solely on someone else’s description. He puts the pictures side-by-side so each woman can … Continue reading Be Happy With You

Be Smarter than your Smartphone

Okay, let’s date ourselves. If you can remember stopping on a street corner, at a gas station, or in the grocery store lobby to use a pay phone to call your mom or dad, or a secret friend, then we grew up in the same era. With the drop of a dime, the pay phone … Continue reading Be Smarter than your Smartphone

All or Nothing = Imbalance

A friend of mine quit her stable, salaried job to pursue her dream of being a freelance writer. When friends and former colleagues see her they remark on how much younger she looks. “What are you doing?” they ask. “I left the stress and I’m taking care of myself,” she responds. Since leaving her job, … Continue reading All or Nothing = Imbalance

Lonely Together

When Kim met Mike, his social awkwardness was endearing. He hadn’t experienced many relationships, which was refreshing considering the kind of men she seemed to always end up with. Mike appeared to really enjoy spending time with her – he agreed to and even initiated going to the movies, concerts, and other social events.  And … Continue reading Lonely Together

Trigger a Healthy Response

“I don’t really celebrate Christmas,” a friend said to me as we chatted about holiday plans. “Really?” I asked. “Why not?” “While growing up, the holiday season in my house wasn’t a happy occasion,” she said, “so as an adult I chose not to celebrate.” For another friend of mine, the holiday season isn’t “official” … Continue reading Trigger a Healthy Response