Category Archives: Self-Talk

Tool for Tuesday: Name It. Frame It. Tame It.

So, my friend Janet is on a safari in the Serengeti when I thought about my Tool for Tuesday. I was pondering the way I replay certain themes in my head—like a song from the radio you can’t stop humming. … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution: Be Resolute

Wouldn’t it be great if we made a New Day’s Resolution instead of a New Year’s Resolution? That way we would only have to try for the next day ahead of us. Actually, only the next 15 or so hours … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Find The Line

My friend Lily (I’ve written about her here) reminded me that during stressful holiday times, it’s important to find the line. Set your boundary. Where does your lawn end? Where does someone else’s territory begin? Don’t trespass into someone else’s … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: If You Feel Like S**t, You’re Being Fertilized To Grow

For my older daughter Amalia’s 19th birthday, my 18-year-old younger daughter Libby bought her a compost shed. What better celebration for the earth than a girl getting an ugly black plastic box to recycle garbage rather a coupon for the … Continue reading

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Who’s Gonna Listen to You Complain: Hurricane, Insane, Needless Pain, More Rain…?

Reporting from Glen Cove, Long Island, where Hurricane Sandy is still devastating the population, my sister Cynthia said that on every corner there is a traffic accident (no traffic lights), four-hour wait for gas to fill her car, no credit … Continue reading

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Easy Does It — Working From the Inside Out

I am editing my bonus handbook, Tried & True Tricks and Tips To Be A Calmer Mom. This little booklet contains gems of support and encouragement that people who buy my book, The Mom Who Took Off On Her Motorcycle, … Continue reading

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Lie, Lie, Lie. It Might Open The Door.

I had a penpal when I was in sixth grade. My penpal was from the Midwest. I wrote that I had five brothers and we lived on a farm. We had horses and cows and chickens. The truth was that … Continue reading

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Life 101: Each Semester, New Lessons

The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.” Elizabeth Kubler-Ross We make a mistake, we have to go out and make amends. If we did something wrong, … Continue reading

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7 Sure Ways to Change the World Over the Weekend

  Yes, there are 7 sure ways to change the world over the weekend. Not talking about the big world, I’m talking about your world. The world around you, which is the only world we have. When you open your … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: It’s Your Own Fault

Joelle’s daughter is 23 and she’s been in therapy for the past year, blaming Joelle for everything from her big feet to her bad posture, her unhappiness and her lackluster love life. Joelle’s been footing (pardon the pun) the bill … Continue reading

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