Category Archives: Soul Food

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Want a Happy Ending? Stop Doing This

It’s easy to get caught up in talking about our sad stories. We talk to our friends, lovers, spouses, hair stylists, psychologists…anyone who will listen. And yet, how often do we get a happy ending from doing that? Not often. Sure, it feels good to vent, especially to someone who validates that we were the […]

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What Do Mick Jagger & Joel Osteen Have in Common?

Do you secretly wish you had someone’s car, house, or Louis Vuitton bag? Do you long for your sister’s naturally silky hair or your friend’s effortless talents in the kitchen? Do you feel rejected and less than when you find out that a Facebook friend got the job of a lifetime? I’m here to tell […]

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Do It Faster & Ride More Elephants

When I heard that Gloria Steinem is celebrating her 80th birthday this week, I couldn’t believe it. About twenty years ago, I was a college student and Gloria Steinem was my hero. You see, I was a feminist – a real feminist – not your everyday, run of the mill, bumper sticker feminist. (Although, my […]

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How Not to Get Sued by Your Own Child

Do you give your child everything you never had? Do you let their disrespectful tone reverberate between you hoping that they’ll grow out of it? Do you reward their expected behavior with parties and presents? That’s exactly how you walk right into getting sued by your own child. Recently, New Jersey teen, Rachel Canning, sued […]

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My Oscar Speech

“Me? I won? Did they really call my name?” I stumble out of my seat, kiss my adoring husband, and after what seems like an eternity, I finally make it to the stage steps. “Don’t fall,” I tell myself repeatedly. Chances are if I did, I wouldn’t look as graceful as Jennifer Lawrence. And truth […]

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13 Thoughts on 2013

1. Age doesn’t equal wisdom. But forgiveness, insight, courage, and kindness do. 2. Death is a thief. It steals who you love and leaves you aching for what used to be. 3. Time does not heal all wounds. It only allows you to become more comfortable with your loss. You still cry because you miss […]

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Big Thoughts for a Big New Year

I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions. But when January 1st rolls around, I am big on doing a spiritual tune up to make sure I’m feeding my soul. Here are a few ideas that have inspired me to spruce up my inner framework in 2014. All IS possible, including me finally cracking open the […]

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Let Your Heart Be Light

One evening last week, I walked into the bathroom to wash my hands. I took off my wedding rings, put them on the counter, and turned on the water. The soap dispenser must have had a partial plug because when I pressed it, the entire pump’s worth of soap shot directly into my left eye, […]

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What I Don’t Want For Christmas

It’s here. That most wonderful time of the year when we’re all running around buying this and decorating that. When I realized the other day that it was December 1st, I immediately got that old, familiar pit in my stomach that only comes once the holiday season rolls around. It’s called the “how am I […]

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