Blood, Sweat, and Imperfections – Mommy Don’t Look!

Blood soaked and layered with fallen governments, the Acropolis remains, a witness and teacher to a summer fling.  A tour of the Acropolis and its new museum taught much. #1 – Never go on such travel without a tour guide. She made all the difference. Without her, I might have lasted for an hour, or an […]

Live Imperfectly, Dad is dying, and I Have no Power.

Living with someone like tomorrow might be their last is much harder to do when it is actually the case. My dad told me, after my nine-year old niece died, that a parent should never outlive their child.  When I look at my own children, I know that is true. But with my parents aging process, […]

Know You Are Blessed

  Think of the worst of us.  Think of the worst about us.  Think of those with self-loathing.  Those with low self-awareness, the violent, and the violated, think of them.  Where is the blessing? Blessed are the depressed and anxious. Think of the healthy.  Think of the diseased.  The misunderstood, the ones who live miles […]

Start Over

Muscled and gorgeous, he came in, like dessert, main course, and appetizer. Some people just carry themselves that way. It doesn’t work if they dress low, chest hair accentuated by opened buttons and glimmering chains. It doesn’t work if it’s their agenda, checking to see if you noticed, a finger hovering over the acoustic applause […]

Bearable Disappointment

Guest Post! Read on 🙂 We’re aware as smart single women that we can’t expect perfection. But life still manages to throw us curve balls. Maybe once you’re into your mid-thirties, it shouldn’t be called dating, it should be called waiting for the other shoe to drop. … Why is it always something? Unless you’re […]

Lupita Nyong’o Speech on Beauty – W-O-W! And, thank you.

“…and my mother again would say to me you can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t feed you and these words plagued and bothered me; I didn’t really understand them until finally I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume, it was something that I just had to be.” This woman […]

Handout – How to Talk to a Psychiatric Patient.

Finished the CME talk I did last week and thought, you might find some use for it. I’ve received bad press many times for not being, in so many words, legit or academic enough. Check out the comments on my ECT book on for examples :). Maybe this one leaning into that bosom of greatness […]


Today was a great day to pick up sea glass.  My intent was to get the walk in, until I saw the glass.  Then my intent became intentions. For all of you who are throwing these bottles into the oceans, I prefer blue. Picking up sea glass is about as distracting to me as the […]

Conditional Love With Me

We have a tenuous relationship with ourselves.  Very conditional, as if we were in a constant state of probation. Have you noticed?  Conditional love: part of the human condition. I was reading the The Golem and the Jinni: A Novel, by Helene Wecker, and found myself getting into her golem-philosophy, that went something like this, Since so […]