When I was 17 my sister and I went over to my father’s house for dinner – as we often did in those days – and as we sat in the living room my father turned to me and said “when was the last time you thought about suicide?” And I was so stunned by […]

January 29, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen…

Health, Personal

For the past few years I’ve been doing the whole three word thing at the end of December or beginning of January to get myself ready for the new year ahead. I chosen three words and then rarely, if ever, looked back at them. Because you make plans and God laughs, as the saying goes. […]

January 28, 2017

Birth day


Seven years ago I was finally introduced to the most important person in my life. Back then she needed me for absolutely everything, and now she barely needs me for anything. Except that she knows she needs me, which I don’t think will every go away. So that’s lucky. The love I feel for her can […]

January 13, 2017


Parenting, Personal

I have been struggling with a simple question lately. What do I want? What do I want to be? What do I want to do for a living? The answer always shrinks down to what am I capable of, really. What can I actually do. My brain convinces me that there is little I can […]

January 9, 2017

The art is the political


I watched the Golden Globes this weekend for the same reason I usually watch awards shows, because I find them entertaining. I like going to see movies and I like watching great TV and I like to see actors and writers and directors and other creative people get awarded and give speeches while wearing pretty […]

January 8, 2017

Reigniting and it feels so good


I have been very lucky in my life to know a lot of great women. I have been particularly lucky in my adult life to meet a lot of passionate women. I have had the chance to watch them grow and build something for themselves. I know a lot of entrepreneurial women who found their […]

January 5, 2017

Not a normal


I feel it coming on every afternoon since we got back from our trip. At some point, four or five o’clock, no matter what we’ve been doing the rest of the day, I begin to find the company of others unbearable. Even today, even when I spent the entire afternoon out, by myself, completely relaxed. […]

January 2, 2017

Light the match

Health, Personal

In 2017 I need to change. Me. My brain needs re-jigging. My body. My life a bit too. So many things not worth thinking about or getting upset over. Wasted energy, brain power. Wasted stress. Wasted time. Wasted health. Mood swings and exhaustion and tears. So 2017 and I have some figuring out to do. […]

January 2, 2017