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Dear Women of a Certain Age…

Dear Women of a Certain Age…

Where are you? They say, when you think you’ve healed and come so far, try visit your family. Or start a business. I suppose it would fall under that second category, but I might include and specify update your website. It was all over the news a while back: the...

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Maybe…

Maybe…

If your impulse, your first answer to the question being posed is not a hard “yes”… does that mean it’s an automatic adamant “no”?   Or is that simply an example of black and white thinking?   Have you, like me, been accused of and admonished for thinking in...

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Good In Bed

Good In Bed

Description from Audible… “Cannie Shapiro never wanted to be famous. The smart, sharp, plus-sized pop culture reporter was perfectly content writing about other people’s lives in the pages of the Philadelphia Examiner. But the day she opened up a national women’s...

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The Bad Body Image Day Grinch

The Bad Body Image Day Grinch

On having (yet another) bad body image day...   I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of money buying new clothes lately. Not exactly obscene, but, still… holy shite, dreading the January statements, smokin’ hot credit card kind of ridiculous amounts. In the midst of...

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The quick fix, with a side o’ cheese

The quick fix, with a side o’ cheese

I tend to fret. I’m also fairly good at it, if I do say so myself. And who doesn’t love cheese? Well, if your body tolerates dairy, that is. Which also makes me fret. That mine does not, I mean. I sometimes stress, too, that you might perceive the (unsolicited) advice...

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CHEERS! to your Two-Drink Self

CHEERS! to your Two-Drink Self

There’s nothing like awards season being in full swing and the highlights showing up all over my newsfeed and on the TV morning shows to remind me that I’m just really not so with-it anymore. There was a time not so long ago when I would have liked to have thought so,...

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Confessions of a recovering perfectionist

Confessions of a recovering perfectionist

Sometimes I’m surprised you don’t see it in lights, on billboards everywhere. Or maybe I just don’t get out much. It’s a popular mantra in personal development circles and well-intentioned advice you might even give to your younger self, once you know better. “Don’t...

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Relationship status: it’s NOT complicated

Relationship status: it’s NOT complicated

Let’s address the elephant in the room: Valentine’s Day is looming. Looming… Interesting word… looming. But if you’re single and you place a lot of importance on your relationship status -- not to mention still dream about what you think a perfect Valentine’s Day...

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A picture really is worth a thousand words

A picture really is worth a thousand words

Sound the retreat! Or maybe you’re a tad more subtle, and your way is to turtle or cocoon. But it is our human nature to move away from situations and circumstances we find unpleasant, people who make us uncomfortable and trigger us, and outcomes that we deem to have...

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F*ck you …Thank you

F*ck you …Thank you

I'm a solid 6. Of course, there's no universally delineated scale to measure something as intangible and subjective as to how we're feeling, how happy we are or how in love we are with our life. I'm going to go out on a bit of a woo-woo limb here, though, to tell you...

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The legacy of a childless woman

The legacy of a childless woman

Just like one of my all-time favourite movies “Pain and Gain,” it might be hard to believe… but what follows is based on a true story. “Hi. My name is Patricia. I need a codependent agreement, please.” No, I was not attending an AA meeting. Though I wouldn’t fault you...

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how to cure a vulnerability hangover

how to cure a vulnerability hangover

Some people – me in full-on sassy mode, included -- might argue that answering a question with a question is somewhat of a skill, an art all its own, deserving to be honed, mastered and praised. I suspect the person on the receiving end of said saucy retort might beg...

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The downfall of intelligent women everywhere

The downfall of intelligent women everywhere

Seriously now… you really could stand to toot your horn more often, you know. You are freaking smart. You're savvy. And -- very often -- downright sassy. You’re decently educated, boast a sizable personal library of books covering diverse topics that have survived the...

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Mom & my mid-life crisis

Mom & my mid-life crisis

Aren’t there just certain things in this world that we feel we have to be grateful for? And doesn’t it usually take a minute to come up with a reason why? Because, right off the hop, frankly, they pretty much suck big-time? Taxes …because that means we have an income....

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7 signs of a recovering perfectionist

7 signs of a recovering perfectionist

As originally published by simply... woman! online magazine August 15th, 2016 Click here to view. You think that having it all somehow includes being “perfect,” don’t you? That your happiness and having your happily-ever-after depends on your discipline and commitment...

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My Dirty Little Secret

My Dirty Little Secret

"They” say -- yes, the supposedly ever-wise “they” – that “I am” are two of the most powerful words you can put out to the Universe. Because what comes after them forms your reality. Well, I am… a fraud. <cough, hack, choke> Yeah, doesn’t that statement just...

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Mother’s Day Hangover

Mother’s Day Hangover

Don’t bears use up their fat reserves when they hibernate? Anyway… This is not the blog post I intended to come out of my self-imposed fall, winter AND spring isolation with. (But stay tuned for that coming soon) Plus, #I NEVER rant I do have a Twitter account, but I...

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The Contradiction

The Contradiction

You: “Leave me the hell alone.” That voice in your head: “be careful what you wish for.” You: “No! Wait…” You’d sure like to know what is going on with you, wouldn’t you? You judge your own past as some sorry tale of exactly what NOT to do to have happy relationships....

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When your intuition can go fuck itself

When your intuition can go fuck itself

What the fuck are you supposed to do? You’re staring down a(nother) major, potentially (surely) life-altering set of crossroads. Well-meaning idealistic people will tell you to follow your heart. Left-brained, logical types will caution you to stick to the facts, list...

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