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Bits and Pieces

Thanksgiving? It’s complicated, but nothing’s simple any more

With families scattered around the country or around the world, holiday plans have gotten complicated.

A breakup at any age requires time to grieve in order to heal

Even if we cannot remember why we went into the kitchen, most of us can remember our first bad breakup. The details of our lost love are hard-wired into our brain and,  if triggered, can be called up in living color.

Waiting is the hardest part

Whether it’s waiting for a train or waiting for medical test results, waiting is an unavoidable part of life. And it’s hard.

From Jack LaLanne to the local gym: pursuing health, fighting gravity

The TV fitness guru promised you would "look better, feel better and live longer.” So far, so good.

Mistakes are our greatest teachers

Mistakes usually cause some degree of pain, loss, or struggle, but they do not make us bad people.

It’s time to recalibrate ‘normal’

Perhaps we triumphed over the pandemic, but most importantly is the personal transformation.

To thine own self be true

When I was a teen trying to impress a guy by being someone I wasn't, my father gave be sage advice that would become my truth.

Eventually, people who lie get tangled up in their own webs of deceit

“What a tangled web we weave when we first practice to deceive.”

Learn to love yourself

Duck! Cupid, that chubby baby wearing diapers holding a quiver full of arrows is aiming one to your heart. But wait…perhaps ...