You Too Can Be a Writer. Here’s How:

When I’m done with you today, you will be a writer. Here’s why: A writer’s either writing or thinking about writing. Therefore a writer’s always writing. Actually that statement gave me some inspiration. I like to think about writing, and I like to write. That is, I like to write when I am actually writing. When I am sitting in front of a blank screen trying to think about what to...
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Living for the Kids?

Before I had grandchildren, it was hard to imagine how attached I would become to the little darlings (same for my kids actually). I liked other people’s kids and grandkids, but I could take them or leave them. Now that I have them, I can totally relate to “living for the kids”–grandkids, that is. For me, the grandkids, both in their presence and their absence, remind me of my own children and...
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Sic Transit Gloria Tuesday

Gloria Steinem is turning 80 on March 25. Remember Gloria (This is what 50 looks like)? Every decade she has repeated the mantra. And what do you suppose she is doing to celebrate this birthday? Did you say “Riding elephants in Botswana?” Well, you would be correct. Gloria has long been one of my idols. She has been beautiful at all ages, so articulate and always for the cause of women...
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You Don’t Have to Be Sick to Get Better

When I first heard that you don’t have to be sick to get better, I felt instantly better. I knew that someone else understood my desire to grow and learn and become more. It used to be that people who consulted “shrinks” were stigmatized. Not anymore. We’ve changed the name and changed the game. Back in psychotherapy days, people consulted a psychiatrist and spent years analyzing their...
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Let Go!

There’s a saying in 12-step programs: Let Go and Let God. What exactly does this mean? Let’s take each phrase separately. Let go is pretty easy to understand. Let’s say there’s a hundred dollar bill that we are both holding on to, having a little tug of war. It happens to be your $100, and you say to me, “Let go!” The message is clear. You want me to stop trying to control your money, take my...
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Never Too Late To Bloom

Never Too Late To Bloom