Start with self-acceptance

Start with self-acceptance

I think a lot about flaws, and I talk to lots of people, mostly women, who are stuck on what they perceive as their flaws. Even yesterday, a very dear friend who's also a super successful businesswoman called me to go over a list (a list!) she'd made of things she...

Forget perfection

Forget perfection

When I write, I start with all good intentions. I open a new Word document, stare at the empty whiteness, and flee immediately to the safety of the Lifestyle section on MSN.com. Of course, I need to read the “Top 25 Ways to Look Younger” before I write a word. I’m 58...

There’s a Bear by the Pool!

There’s a Bear by the Pool!

It’s half an hour until wine time on Saturday afternoon and I’m in the sun room curled up on one of our bright yellow recliners, desperate to finish the last few pages of Liane Moriarity’s The Hypnotist’s Love Story. I’ve been hypnotized by all its pages and now,...

Never in my life

Never in my life

Never in my life did I envision a day when I’d conference with my coworkers via video while looking professional from the waist up and homeless from the waist down, decide in March that the only Christmas gift worth discovering under the tree is toilet paper, or find...

How to procrastinate like a pro

How to procrastinate like a pro

As a professional procrastinator, I am uniquely qualified to guide you in putting off everything you should be doing but for whatever reason don't want to do. I'm not particularly proud of this but I am good at it, and that's something to be proud of. Right now, for...

Oh the injustice of the sinus lift!

Oh the injustice of the sinus lift!

I know things are finally getting back to semi normal when it involves my mouth. Not because I've been too direct, but because I'm headed directly to the dentist. I'm off today to have two molars extracted. We’ve been together at least 50 years and now they’ve gotta...

All I Need

All I Need

You know how when you're giving up sugar the first few days and weeks are so hard you don't think you'll make it and then, suddenly, the cravings are gone? That's how I felt at first about being unable to caress the pillows in HomeGoods or have my hair done. I wasn't...

Have coffee or tea with me…

Have coffee or tea with me…

Have coffee or tea with me every day, (virtually, of course!), with this very cute Flaws Are The New Black mug. It's my free gift to you when you leave a Reader Review for both my books on Amazon! Simply click on the links below. Once you're on Amazon, you need to...

From TED Talk to Book

From TED Talk to Book

After my talk, Make Peace With Your Grief and Watch Where It Leads You, I received dozens of lovely notes from people who found it helpful and who said they were sharing the link with friends and family and co-workers and neighbors. I can't tell you how much that...

No T.P. for Sue Z

No T.P. for Sue Z

Friends, how’s it going? I hope you're all hanging in there. I hope that you are stocked up and staying optimistic. And I truly hope that what's happened to us has not happened to you. Yes, this is all that remains of the last roll of toilet paper in our house. I’ve...

No soup for Suzy

No soup for Suzy

No soup for Suzy, or any other shopper not overreacting to the Coronavirus. If I'd had a paper towel I could have dusted those empty shelves, but the store didn't have any of those either. No paper towels, tissues, napkins, or toilet paper. I wasn't really surprised...