i ain't sorry.

Sorry. I ain't sorry.Oh how I wish I could more often subscribe to the latter.  Allow me to reintroduce myself, I am was the Apology Queen.  This illustrious being apologizes for everything.  She never wants to rock the boat and when it does happen she is the most apologetic gal on the block.  I decided to examine this phenomenon....more

Use Facebook to Say You're Sorry

"I don't know if you remember me, but chalk this up to the strangest email you will receive today..." I began. A few years ago, I went on Facebook and found a boy I yelled at back in high school and wrote him an apology note. ...more
I wrote a blog post on this very same thing called "Apology Accepted". ...more

When "Sorry" Isn't Enough

A couple of years ago, I wrote an article about how to apologize, in which I noted that apologies are meaningful only if they are sincere. One important measure of sincerity is whether or not there is true remorse....more

Now that I'm parenting a teen, my big apology to the world.

I'm officially parenting a teen, and frankly I'm scared.Well, scared and slightly sickened.Foundry / Pixabay...more

The Day My Blog Ruined My Life

Okay, maybe it didn't ruin my life, but my misuse of social media threw me into a terrible controversy at my kids' school. Today's post is about irony. Well, irony and how I messed up my life and the lives of a few others. And how I'm sorry. So very, very sorry. I sit here thinking, analyzing and obsessing about the events that transpired a week ago and set in motion an unbelievable shit storm. As some of you know, I'm a health and development educator for adolescent girls. In fact, I have a whole presentation on cyber-safety and how girls should always be very careful about what they post online. But right now, I'm sitting here, stewing in my own shame. I imagine I'm feeling much like the 15-year-old girl who insisted she knew what she was doing when she texted her boyfriend a boob-shot that went viral. She intended it to be only for his eyes. ...more
This is one of my biggest fears of being a public blogger with my name attached to all my words ...more

Being childfree doesn't mean you owe an explanation or self-deprecation

Lilit Marcus' Mother's Day article in the Guardian, Just because I love my mother doesn't mean I have to become one myself, responds to the assumption some people have that women who don't want children must have had a psychologically or emotionally damaging upbringing. Unfortunately, she responds in a way that harms rather than helps....more

No Apologies

 A lot of the blogs and FaceBook friends I follow have been posting motivational or inspirational quotes recently. I think a lot of these are great, but it got me thinking of this one:...more

Making Amends, My 7 yr old's responses, and A Glimpse of Heaven

Like many recent mornings, the twins woke me up between 4 and 4:30 am, much too early for me to be giddy or well-tempered. Since I can remember, I had a reputation for being super cranky when sleep-deprived, tired, or hungry. There is a distinction between sleep-deprivation and being tired, however small the gap might be....more

THE WORDS THAT COME AFTER I'M SORRY

THE WORDS THAT COME AFTER I’M SORRY ...more

Dr. Romance Video: How to Apologize

(Watch the video here.) Uh-oh. You messed up, and now you boyfriend, relative or best friend is really mad at you.  Do you even know why?  Dr. Romance licensed psychotherapist and author, explains how to figure out what's wrong and resolve the anger.  Dr. Romance’s 4 Steps: How to Apologize 1. Surrender to your responsibility.  When you become aware that you have made a mistake, admit it and apologize....more
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