The work of relationships

I was talking with a friend about Laura Munson’s article, from the New York Times, “Those Aren’t Fighting Words, Dear.”  Munson's husband told her that he didn't love her and wanted out of the relationship, and Munson told him she didn't believe him, then gave him time to work out the issues that were haunting him.  ...more

In Sickness and In Health

For us, last weekend was one of those times when, as parents, you ask yourselves – aren’t Saturday and Sunday meant to be for rest? The visit to the London Natural History Museum was fun but was also absolutely exhausting. Sophia was already cranky and hungry because, as she was eating so slowly (one of my biggest pet peeves I must admit), we were forced to curtail lunch lest the entire afternoon lapse! Compound this with the fact that she hasn’t completely transitioned out of her stroller and wants to get in and out every 10 minutes, you can understand my early bedtime....more

Animal Magnetism

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Today I hobbled from store to store in a Santa hat, my elderly behaviour contrasting my childlike appearance....more

I think the kid pulled a bluff

Kids are right tinkers they are. At lunchtime today my phone started ringing. I picked up the handset, "Hello?" "Hi, it's Miss Chambers here - Izzy's teacher at school," said the voice at the other end. "Oh hello, what can I do for you?" I asked. "Izzy isn't feeling very well and I was wondering whether you could come and collect her?" asked Miss Chambers. "Yes of course, I can," I replied, before adding, "what's wrong with her?" "I am not entirely sure to be honest, I think she might just be feeling a bit delicate." ...more

How to Keep Your Family From Getting You Sick Over the Holidays

Sitting around the table, it wasn’t just the occasional family drama that made me cringe. It was the fact that my very own relatives were so distracted by the “good eats” that they forgot to take some simple preventive health measures -– things that could have easily prevented the germs from being passed along with the pumpkin pie. While the seasonal flu may not be very prevalent right now, I couldn’t help but think that it’s only a matter of time. While the flu is known to come on as quickly as our post-turkey comas, it’s symptoms are much more severe. Therefore, in an effort to prevent the flu from ruining future family gatherings, I thought I’d share some simple stay-healthy tips. ...more

Calling Dr. Jameson

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, and the fact my girlfriend and her husband are coming for the holiday weekend, I raise my glass wishing all a healthy and happy Thanksgiving. And by the way, I have an extra large bottle of Jameson to share with my girlfriend for whatever ails us....more


Are you unhappy? Do you get angry often? Can trivial things upset you? Are you outraged by injustices? Do you find yourself criticizing others' ways of doing things? ...You may be headed for a crash. Don't worry. Noticing these things is a great step toward not only avoiding the crash, but in becoming truly happy. Here are a few women who crashed. These are true examples. I've only changed the names. ...more