Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I recently met a very courageous woman (I’ll call her Mary), who is struggling to bring herself and her children out of poverty and homelessness.  Mary’s story is not mine to tell, but I will share that she has experienced more loss and abandonment at a young age than one person should have to bear. […]

What you can learn from a modern troubadour at the country club.

The guy in the hat in the picture above is singer-songwriter Mason Reed.  His voice is super cool – like Tom Waits and Jason Mraz made a singing baby with an awesome ‘stache and a hippie beard.   And the guy next to him is playing a mandolin.  Do you know how musically gifted you have […]

Can You Find Joy With A Glue Stick?

I was on one of my first post-divorce dates and being quizzed by my “date” – which I put in quotes because I do not believe an offer to meet me at the Starbucks next door to his office counts as a date, it’s at best a meeting and, frankly, felt more like a job […]

Message of Hope – Cathy W. Meyer

I am SO excited to bring you this interview!  One of my goals is to provide hope to those going through the very difficult early days of their divorce, as well as to those that feel stuck in unhappiness after divorce.  I firmly believe that a good therapist, divorce coach or other trained mental health […]

Knowing When It’s Time For The “F” Word

“It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you live, you will make mistakes- it is inevitable. But once you do and you see the mistake, then you forgive yourself and say, ‘well, if I’d known better I’d have done better,’… If we all hold on to the […]

Jesus, Eckhart Tolle and Stephen Stills walk into a bar…

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.   Each day has enough trouble of its own.  Matthew 6:34 Take a deep breath and look at what is happening now, in this moment, you’re okay.  Eckhart Tolle And if you can’t be with the one you love. Love the one you’re with.  Crosby, […]

How to Screw Up a Good Thing Without Really Trying

…[I]n moments of high emotion – whether they’re triggered by anger or envy, humiliation or resentment – if the next thing you’re going to say makes you feel better, then it’s probably the wrong thing to say.” (from the novel, Rules of Civility by Amor Towles) I had just sat down at a coffee shop […]

Do you want the same as it ever was or a wild-wild life?

      After having rented a Ford Probe for a week, I mentioned to my mom that it was fun to drive.  She responded, “You could never buy a Ford, we’re a Chevy family.”  We’re a what?!  I was in law school at the time, and in my memory we had owned exactly one […]

Choose Joy or Else People Will Think You Are Vain

I discovered something disturbing about myself recently.  My knees have started to wrinkle.  I only noticed this because I was trying to apply lip stuff while driving to a business meeting.  I say “stuff” because I would like to say that I was gliding on Urban Decay’s hip new shade of “Hobo Vomit” pink but I […]

Sh*t Pickle Shout Out

Kris Carr, author/star of Crazy Sexy Cancer (and her new book Crazy Sexy Life) asks, “what’s your sh*t pickle?”  What she is asking is, what is your cancer, your crisis, maybe even your divorce?  What is the problem that inspires you to learn and to change your life?  I really want to rock a t-shirt […]