Monthly Archives: May 2012

Tool For Tuesday: Laugh At Yourself. But Really.

I often talk about how I’m learning to be more me by being less me. I’m trying to do things I wouldn’t normally do, stepping past the restricting idea I have of myself. See my post — I’m the kind of … Continue reading

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The Love/Anger Acid Test

“I don’t know about you,” my friend Lily was saying, “But it’s so hard for me to feel love toward someone I’m angry with – and to be angry at someone I love.” Lily had just slunk in for a … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson: On Denial, Killer Whales, and the Human Condition

I am honored to share my exclusive interview with Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson today. Jeff is the best-selling author of dozens of books, including The Assault on Truth:  Freud’s Suppression of the Seduction Theory (Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1984); Against Therapy:  … Continue reading

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Depression and the Dalai Lama, Take 2

  My post on countering depression, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and the Dalai Lama got more hits than any other post so far. Maybe it could be a combo of cosmic forces – Sarkozy had been ousted that very day – but … Continue reading

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Tool for Tuesday: As Carl Bass Says, Don’t Swerve the Bus

On Sunday a friend sent me this link to an article in The New York Times about one of our friends from Cornell . During college, Carl – that’s his name, Carl Bass – could be seen walking around snowy, … Continue reading

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Countering Depression, The Dalai Lama, and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

I was reading a blog the other day in which the blogger wrote how she was depressed and wanted to stay depressed and didn’t want anyone to try to talk her out of it. Readers chimed in saying that they … Continue reading

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How Not to Go to A Wantologist – Just Read This – It’s For Free

Wow! Did you know there’s a therapist (in California, obviously) specializing in “wantology”? As with any “—ology” from anthropology to zoology, it means the study of something; a wantologist specializes in the study of wants. So today’s post, with hats … Continue reading

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FiveTips For Writing — And Living — Our Best Chapter

It’s Friday, writer’s workshop day, and today I’ll be talking about the five ways that living our best chapter will help us to write our best chapter – and vice versa. We don’t have to be miserable to write well. … Continue reading

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And Now A Word From Dorothy Parker You Could Plotz From

A while ago – a long while ago – I was folding my kids’ clothes and I commented to my first husband, “I’m such a terrible folder.” More than 20 years later, I remember this because at that moment — … Continue reading

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“If Only ___ Would Happen, I’d Live My Best Chapter”

How many of us are waiting for conditions to be perfect before we feel that we’re living our best chapter? I used to think that if I won that Lottery, if I published this book, if I sold that article, … Continue reading

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