Top 5 Ways to Relax After a Stressful Time in the Workplace

This post is brought to to you in collaboration with one of our partners. February brings additional stresses to that necessary evil called work. Christmas and New Year are long gone and Spring seems far from just around the corner, our weather is cold and grey. The effort of dragging my body into the office…

Is Middle Age a Narcissistic Wound?

At middle age, we all face the fact that our place in the world is evolving as we get older and our bodies and faces change.  Narcissists are confronted with the decline of their sense of importance  in the world and the fading of their good looks in a way that can be particularly devastating to…

Michael Sam is a Hero for Coming Out

I’m on Midlife Boulevard today talking about why Michael Sam coming out is newsworthy. Take a look. http://midlifeboulevard.com/michael-sam-awesome/

The Night I Became a Teenager – the Beatles and Saturday Night Live

In the fall of 1975 I went to a birthday party.  It was a time when we were quite impressed with ourselves, my friends and I. We had the right clothes – overalls and carpenter pants, Frye boots and Huck-a-Poo shirts, and we were, for the most part, unsupervised most of the time, free to…

What Defines Success?

Amy Chua, the author of the book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and her husband, Jed Rubenfeld, wrote an op-ed piece in the New York Times on Sunday, January 26 titled “What Drives Success?”  The core of the article focuses on how some racial and ethnic groups in the United States are more driven to…

Zya – the App for Music Lovers of All Ages

  I have a niece and nephew who are 9 year old twins. Most of the time when they come to my house to visit they end up on some sort of electronic device or another. Often I’ll return to my desktop to find it on guest user and some random game that they’ve been…

Blessed Over Stressed

I didn’t make any resolutions this year – I know better than that. They don’t work for me. What I posted on Facebook about my New Year’s resolutions (because everyone else was doing it) was this tongue-in-cheek statement: For 2014 I resolve to do everything better, faster, with less calories, less money, in the moment,…

9 Reasons My Marriage Shouldn’t Work – and One Reason it Does

  Last month, my husband and I celebrated the 26th anniversary of the day we met. By celebrate I mean we completely forgot about it. Since we’ve known each other for 26 years,  I’ve known him  for more of my life than I haven’t. It didn’t take long after we met for us to decide…

Phil Robertson – a Jewish Perspective

I’ve never watched an episode of Duck Dynasty. I wouldn’t know one brother from the other. I generally don’t enjoy reality shows, and something about their long, scraggly beards kind of turns me off. So when the big to-do erupted yesterday about Phil Robertson and his remarks in the GQ interview (GQ and Duck Dynasty???) I…

The Best Gift I Ever Gave – and Received

This is a post written for the Midlife Boulevard blog hop. Check out other great posts at the bottom of this page, or click over to Midlife Boulevard to see more.   When I was a child, I thought of myself as an artist. This was not surprising, as my family was filled with creative,…