“Ever wonder why so many of us women camp out in the freezer section at Costco?” my friend asked me the other day while she was having a full-blown hot flash. “Having been suddenly and mysteriously assaulted by our own sweat glands, and fearful of
5 Steps to Making Peace with Your Reflection We do it all the time — that is, catch a glimpse of ourselves in the mirror. Whether in the bathroom, hallway, rearview mirror, or store window, it’s a part of our everyday lives to look at reflections of
For a lot of us, Father’s Day, 2017, will be a mixed blessing. It will be a day of both great sorrow and great joy. My day will begin with a short drive to the cemetery where my Dad and “angel daughter,” Jenna are buried.
Do you ever feel like you simply have no more to give? During the course of a normal life—whether it’s with aging parents or overextended with small kids or during a stressful transition—we enter periods where we are way over extended. And then our capacity
What happens when comedy crosses the line of good taste and poking becomes slashing. Some of us grew up with humor as a love language. Our families expressed love through joking around, teasing, and horseplay. Memories, like “the time” my sister and I mistook Desitin
Writing my new book, Courageous Aging (Morgan James, Spring 2017), has been quite the education. With more than 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, the challenges and opportunities for each of us personally, and as a society, are unprecedented. Not only are we rethinking what
I’ve spent a good part of my life helping individuals, couples, families, communities and companies turn just about every kind of adversity into an opportunity to become the better, smarter, stronger version of ourselves. In this and several other recent blogs, I’ve taken on the
Now that The Great Unraveling has begun and certain presidential candidates are being exposed as “not ready for prime time” players, I find myself thinking about something potentially far more dangerous than their candidacy, the Great Divide between my fellow Americans. Never have we been
You’ve spoiled me, CNN. Having delivered breaking news in place of the morning paper all these years, waking up and going to sleep to the likes of Anderson, Erin, Don and Wolf, I’ve grown accustomed to a refreshingly high standard of TV journalism (I’ve also
The best alternative to a Valentine’s Day gift of flowers, candy, jewelry or a heart-shaped Hallmark card is a list of the things you love most about your beloved. It doesn’t have to take more than 10 minutes, but the impact can last a lifetime.