Happy Birthday;or What Now?

December is my birthday month and Sunday is my birthday. This is my personal "new year" and traditionally the time when I reflect the past year and plan for the fresh one on the horizon.     As you know, I’ve had lots of time on my hands lately (ahem) due to unemployment and now … Continue reading Happy Birthday;or What Now?

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On Transitions or “Good-bye Big Boobs!”

  When I was little I would put on my black leotard and stuff the chest of it with rolled up socks or oranges and act like I had boobs. #becarefulwhatyouwishfor I distinctly remember going to the laundromat with my mom and her good friend, Cindy, when I was 7 or 8. While they talked … Continue reading On Transitions or “Good-bye Big Boobs!”

My Cup Runneth Over: Checking in and Deciding What’s Next

Hello Friends! It's been so long! I've thought about you nearly every day since I last wrote, on July 18th. Wasn't that all about circuses and monkeys? Could you relate? If you're into astrology at all, that was as we were heading into the July 26th Mercury Retrograde, which is about to end in the … Continue reading My Cup Runneth Over: Checking in and Deciding What’s Next

Shame and Courage – Part Two

 A few days ago I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and came across this image on the comedian Amy Schumer's page: I didn't hesitate to save the image and share it on my own page with the following comment: I am one of the one in four.  Shortly thereafter I got a text from … Continue reading Shame and Courage – Part Two

On Shame and Courage

A few days ago I posted this image of my 20-something self and my teenaged daughter on my Instagram.     I wrote this text to go along with it: I’m sure it seems vain to post this, but I’m working on honoring my body - in all the various forms and shapes it has … Continue reading On Shame and Courage

She Would Have Been 50 Today…

I won't lie, 50 has been a rough six months so far. At least I'm halfway through it. Since my birthday in December - which wimpered, rather than roared, in the way I had hoped it would - I have been sick with a mild and lingering case of the flu, then allergies, then a … Continue reading She Would Have Been 50 Today…