A Little Fear Is A Good Thing

A Little Fear Is A Good Thing

A Little Fear Is a Good Thing... A few years ago, when my younger son and I left my ex-husband and moved into an apartment, I discovered a quote that I fell in love with. It simply says, “If you can’t beat fear, do it scared.” Every morning I’d read that quote and ask...

Survival of the Grateful-est

Survival of the Grateful-est

"Gratitude is the gateway drug to awesomeness." Jen Sincero There's something I like to call Survival of the Grateful-est. It's kind of like survival of the fittest, but better. It's good to be fit, but it's crucial to be grateful. In fact, the more we are thankful...

You’ve got to laugh

You’ve got to laugh

"Sometimes a laugh is the only weapon we have." Roger Rabbit You've got to laugh. People frequently ask me how I find the humor in hopeless situations like cancer caregiving and raising a child with autism. The answer is pretty simple: humor gives me distance, it...

Let the holiday shopping games begin

Let the holiday shopping games begin

On the new episode of Flaws Are the New Black, the holiday shopping games have begun and already I'm certain I've purchased the wrong thing for my gorgeous teenage nieces. It all started innocently enough when I hit retailmenot.com's cash back day, eager to get cash...

The Grief Keeper

The Grief Keeper

The Grief Keeper is what the lovely folks at TEDxTyons call me in their promo flyer for the event this Saturday, November 9th. (I'm in the morning session for which there are EIGHT whole tickets left. Get one - they're going fast!) The Grief Keeper moniker is apt and...

Testing…testing…

Testing…testing…

3D glasses not required at TED Talks! The people in the above photo? I have no idea who they are. But I did test my upcoming TED Talk on several groups of willing victims and got some terrific feedback: "One of the only TED Talks I've heard with an idea that is...

Best Vacation Ever

Best Vacation Ever

Me and my honey on the beach at sunset in Olde Naples, Florida. I've just returned from the best vacation ever. My sweetheart booked us a condo for a week in Olde Naples, Florida, and from the moment we set eyes on the place we fell in love with it. Right now, it's #1...

A wet walk

A wet walk

My outdoor office. Up early, working away, life's grand. I get up to take a walk. Slip on socks. Skies open. Go back to desk. Work. Wait. Rain lessens! Slip on sneakers. Total downpour. Go back to desk. Work. Wait. Rain stops! Rush to park. First lap, light drizzle....

Red’s my color

Red’s my color

So delish! Discovered it at Claire's at the Depot. We were at Davios in Philadelphia when we discovered this to-die-for Malbec. And we found this incredibly delectable blend at Field and Main. I'm in love with it. Forever and ever, I've talked and written about how...

On My Mind

On My Mind

This quote, "Only the mediocre are always at their best," has been on my mind the past few days. I've written, rewritten, and rewritten again a talk I'm giving in the not too distant future and I fluctuate between liking my efforts, hating my efforts, and really...

Does this happen in your house?

Does this happen in your house?

Seriously? Does this happen in your house? You wash the towels so they're clean and yummy smelling, dry them with softener sheets so they don't scratch and are even more yummy smelling and put them in the bathroom all pretty, like this (if you're hanging them on a...