3 Simple Things That Make Life More Amazing

My kids, my job, my cozy little home with no storage space --blessings, albeit curses. Depending on the day and my current state of mind, I can call these things amazing or annoying. That’s true for all of us (regardless of what we have or don’t have), because life is about perspective. And although I don’t always succeed, I try ...

Open Letter to the Dad Who Chose the Door

You were there at conception -- brought your seed to the soiree. Congratulations, you successfully contributed to the population. Not much of an achievement, but what an honor. Too bad you don't fully understand what fatherhood entails, and the enormity of your personal responsibility to grow up and get your shit together in a real ...

5 Ways to Survive Summer Vacation with Teens

School is out now and that means my otherwise peaceful home will become a noisy, smelly haven for one oversleeping teen and his guests. There’ll be bickering. You’ll hear shameless teasing -- names like Meathead, Captain Sloth, and Brown Bieber, to which my son will reply, “You’re so hilarious, mom.” There will be an odor ...

Here’s Why You Should Unsubscribe from this Blog

I’m a full-time writer/editor with a diverse client roster. I write for doctors, life coaches, conservative business owners, and media companies with varying standards and style guides. All day, every day I cater to these folks, crafting content that meets their respective needs. Enter this blog -- my breathing space. It’s where I strip off ...

When Gangsta Rap and Yoga are the Good Sh*t

Yoga is more than downward dogs and soulful salutes to the sun. It’s more than mornings on your mat, inhaling the aroma of a new day’s optimism. Sometimes yoga is an explosive dance, a shit storm of shake-it-off motions that give you the balance you need to stay crime free after a day from hell. ...

When Assumptions Make an Ass of You

Assumptions and judgments -- they’re relationship termites. They feast on the foundation, weaken the structure, and leave gaping holes in their wake. And like termites, assumptions are good at hiding, doing irrevocable damage behind the scenes. This post came to me after an incident with my guy. As mentioned in a previous post, we’re both ...

The Dirty Truth That Changed My Mind About Dairy

I am (was) an ice cream connoisseur -- or better yet, an addict. That old saying, "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream" adequately describes my obsession with the creamy cold stuff. I have always wondered about, but never really investigated the vegan trend as far as it goes with dairy. In ...