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Good Bye, Dear Friend

Last month, I had to say good-bye to my beloved minivan. She’d been with me for ten years and she’d saved my life at least once.

Last month, I had to say good-bye to my beloved minivan. She’d been with me for ten years and she’d saved my life at least once. A bad driver made a silly judgment call that led to the ultimate demise of my favorite car. She wasn’t my first minivan, but she […]



Reverse Nesting

When I was pregnant with each of my three children, I went through a manic nesting stage. I cleaned the house, bought things for the baby and baby proofed the rooms. It was my way of trying to control what I could during a scary, emotional time.

When I was pregnant with each of my three children, I went through a manic nesting stage. I cleaned the house, bought things for the baby and baby proofed the rooms. It was my way of trying to control what I could during a scary, emotional time. I was thrilled to […]



My Kid’s Harvard

My daughter will be attending a wonderful college in the fall and everything has worked out fine. Yet the insanity of the college process can be a painful one. I lay 90% of the blame of this insanity on parents. The pressure on these kids to go to the best schools in the country is rather outrageous.

The pressure on these kids to go to the best schools in the country is rather outrageous.
My daughter is a senior in high school this year. She will be attending a wonderful college in the fall and everything has worked out fine. Yet the insanity of the college process can […]



People Can’t Read Your Mind

Please start speaking up to ask for what you want. People can neither read your mind nor just know what you want. They can't. It's time for you to calmly and pleasantly ask for what you want.

Dear Women of the World,

Please start speaking up to ask for what you want. People can neither read your mind nor just know what you want. They can't. It's time for you to calmly and pleasantly ask for what you want.

Here are some examples:

"No."

"I would like a […]



When You Feel Out of Control

Recently, one of my clients had quite an amazing epiphany. She realized that she'd been nagging and complaining to her significant other. When we talked about why she was doing this, she suddenly realized that she felt out of control. She said, "I can't control myself, so I try to control him." Needless to say, it's a recipe for disaster.

Recently, one of my clients had quite an amazing epiphany. She realized that she'd been nagging and complaining to her significant other. When we talked about why she was doing this, she suddenly realized that she felt out of control. She said, "I can't control myself, so I try to control […]



Walking My Talk

Like many women, I’ve spent much of my life thinking that my appearance was the most important aspect of me. It was hard for me to realize that I haven’t shed all of that nonsense. Not by a long shot. Back to the drawing board for me.

A few weeks ago, I did a video shoot for my website. (Soon to be shared with all of you!) I was very excited in that it felt like the shoot went well. The videography team was helpful and inspirational, and made me feel comfortable with something that isn’t in my […]



Online Dating Tips for Women Over 40

Lately I've been talking to friends and clients in the over-40 crowd who are (for a variety of reasons) entering the dating scene. Most of these women haven't dated since before the digital dating age. Needless to say, it's a bit of a shock for these new online daters, so here are a few easy tips that might help make the transition a bit easier.

Lately I've been talking to friends and clients in the over-40 crowd who are (for a variety of reasons) entering the dating scene. Most of these women haven't dated since before the digital dating age. Needless to say, it's a bit of a shock for these new online daters, so here […]



Is this Really Bragging?

Why is it that women are so hesitant to tell people about their accomplishments? Is it really bragging to tell someone who is interviewing you for a job why you are qualified for that job?

Why is it that women are so hesitant to tell people about their accomplishments? Is it really bragging to tell someone who is interviewing you for a job why you are qualified for that job? Is it really bragging to tell people your education accomplishments at a networking event? What exactly […]



This Mom’s “Inside Out”

Motherhood has been the most challenging and also the most wondrous adventure of my life. How is it possible that events that so emotionally drain me also fill me with more joy than I thought possible?

I know I'm late to the party when I tell you that I just finished watching the movie, "Inside Out". As a psychologist and a life coach, I absolutely loved the movie; it's message, and the lessons it gently laid out. However, as a mom it made me slightly miserable. The […]



Regrets? Why Worrying Shouldn’t Be One of Them

Either use worry to spur yourself to action, or please let it go. When I hear people say, "Should I be worried about . . . ?" I always say, "Will worrying change anything?"

Recently, I came across this wonderful article from Business Insider. The article summarizes the regrets that people have when they look back on their lives. Many of the regrets were some that I have seen before; working too much, too little time with children and family, not taking care of yourself, […]