Expressing our feelings can be the hardest thing to do for some of us. We look for validation from others that we are here and we are heard. Sometimes the validation that we receive is not the type that we expected. That is why it is extremely important to express exactly what you want especially when it comes to relationships....more

Annual at the OB/GYN

I had my annual check-up at the OB/GYN.  How fabulous to be reminded that I have HPV, as probably attained from my husband. I believe this diagnosis only came up a year or so ago.  I again asked my doctor how long HPV can remain dormant.  She didn't really have an answer. I was with my husband for almost 20 years....could it remain dormant that long?!  I am 99.9% sure that he never cheated, but I admit that a few questions percolate in my brain. ...more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake” Practice Letting Go 3-10-12

Now is the time to turn your attention to working as hard as you play.Combining integrity with business acumen drives your motivation and power toward your long term goals.Opposing Energies: anxiety, frustration, hot-tempered, obstinate, self-obsessionEmotion has no place in business, so guard from being overly cool and distant, as this can put off opportunities.You can avoid those stubborn moments by observing in silence and utilizing flexibility in your thinking....more

Anger: Cleansing Squall or Hurricane?

Anger is the emotional energy within each of us that rises up when something needs to change. If you act on the need to create change, your anger can be channeled effectively; but it’s not redirected to something effective, your frustration will build, sometimes to hurricane force.  Anger that is allowed to get out of control is as destructive as a hurricane, but anger that is expressed in healthy wa...more

The Breakdown of a Breakup

Just recently, I had the opportunity to interview songwriter, producer and instrumentalist Terry Radigan about her new album, the Breakdown of a Breakup. Terry wrote all the songs on the album about three years ago following the end of her twenty-year marriage. As someone who writes about divorce, it was fascinating for me to talk to Terry and to understand that while I probably couldn't pen a song, writing in any form is therapeutic if you allow your writing to be honest. ...more

Mood Contagion

 I wrote this post recently on my blog and it has produced so many comments as people ask, almost in frustration: 'what if I am all three. what then? To which I respond, the key is to know yourself, so you can love others better. See what you think....more

I Will Not Be ...

I haven't posted in a while, because a) I just haven't had time and b) things have been decent. I say decent because I've been just trying to accept certain things: - I will not be the girl in the bar a guy hits on. - I will not be the person who has a ton of friend to call up and do things with. - I will not be the employee who doesn't have to stop proving themselves. - I will not be the person I wish I was. People say you can change things -- your relationship status, your job situation, your social life. I'm starting to believe that's not true. ...more

Holiday Mindset Melt-Down

We're just a week away from the busiest shopping day of the year – Black Friday – and it's also the beginning of the most stressful time of year: the days between Thanksgiving and the kick off of the next year....more

Fertility Friday 2

I had lunch the other day with an old friend. It had been years since we have seen each other but it all felt the same. We seem to come and go in each other’s lives to help the other out of a jam, weird how that happens. She will always have a special place in my heart even if years go by without talking. We have been “reunited” if you will because she is having fertility issues. As with every women going through this, we are all different and so are our issues. For instance my doctor thought my situation would be simple enough but after 2 years we realized that wasn’t the case......more

Fertility Friday 1

Let’s see how this works for all of you out there trying.  My memory of the strenuous two years of trying to have my own family is a very blurry one.  What I remember were the endless trips to Annapolis. Two hours there, two hours back.  Most months I would leave my house at 5:00 in the morning to make it to the Dr....more