The Sweetest Pain

There are times when people around me think I’m the strongest person they know; how my resilience has empowered them. Some even ask me for advice on various personal issues when the truth is – I’m still a work in progress, struggling with my own issues and half the time, is scared to death of myself. Don’t misunderstand me, I love life and the many blessings it brings but there’s a story behind these eyes that one would never be able to fathom and a fact that will never change no matter how hard I pray, meditate, exercise or help others:My mother has schizophrenia....more

Dr. Romance video: Do men have biological clocks?

Dr. Romance on men and biological clocks:To watch video, click hereYes, a man can feel the need to grow up and have a family, especially when he finds a woman who inspires those feelings in him.  The problem is, how can you be sure the match is a good one?...more

Need Another Reason to Exercise, Eat Well and Maintain a Healthy Weight? How About High Blood Pressure?

A few decades ago, we had a totally different definition of "high." Today, as Baby Boomers, we often associate "high" with body temperature (translation: hot flashes), numbers when we step on the scale and, for some of us, blood pressure....more
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Help Wanted: How to evade the empty nest

 It’s no secret that I will be an empty-nester in just 3 weeks. I’ve talked a lot about giving thought to whether or not I should continue blogging. I started this blog for a few reasons, some (two actually, who shall remain nameless) of which are flying the coop or leaving the nest   or something....more

Once Upon Another Time

I lost the baby pool by 4 hours. The man who is technically still my husband has a new baby as of 4:00 am yesterday. I have spent the last 24 hours trying to decipher what it is that I am feeling. I think the answer lies somewhere in the haunting Sarah Bareilles song that has been running through my head on a loop since yesterday afternoon, "Once Upon Another Time"......more

Growing Old Gracefully (or NOT)

Ah, aging. If you have hit 40, possibly even your late 30's, then you are familiar with the feeling of dismay that comes when a new sign of aging appears. These signs come in a variety of ways, both physical and mental. Gravity kicks in. You lose your tolerance for Rap music. Hangovers last a minimum of 2 days. Your kids start having theme parties based on the decade you graduated from High School. The list is endless really....more

Disturbing Behavior

DISCLAIMER: As much as I will bash my soon to be ex-husband (EX) in my posts, it does take two. I wasn't a gem all of the time either, and I own my participation in the demise of our marriage. I sincerely wish him the best and send him love and light. But he just provides way too much material....more

Here's How the Rules Haven't Changed But I Have...

So you’ve gotten to your first date. Holy hallelujah girlfriend, give yourself a high five! But if you’re like me, immediately after that, you’ll be hyperventilating like a mo fo because what do you do NOW??  What do you say? How do you SAY it? Have “the rules” changed while you were out of the game? Gack!Honestly, my first few first dates were like when I brought Boo home from the hospital then his dad ran out to get something from the store. Suddenly Susan, it was just me and the baby on the couch and I was like: Tf do I do now? I wanted this and here we are and WHAT NOW?...more

Sticks and stones

Stick and stones may break your bones, but words will destroy your self esteem ... They will cut you to the core. They can strip you of your confidence. They will play over and over in your heart. They lay your soul bare. And yet it is the playground mantra when teased, or bullied ... sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me ...'  There really is no truth to those words and yet they have been bandied around since 1862. Sadly, name calling translates way beyond mere name calling as we grow older - although apparently not wiser....more

Cinderella was onto something...

I may be Snow White, but I have to hand it to Cinderella. When the Universe sent her a fabulous pair of shoes she knew it was a sign to transform her life. Okay, maybe not in the most empowered of ways, but the girl knew not to underestimate the power of a great pair of shoes. It took me a while, but I finally learned that lesson as well....more