How post-apocalyptic fiction taught me to stop worrying and love zombies. Circa 2005 or thereabouts, I attended a talk by David Sedaris at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ. In the middle of his reading, he went off on a tangent (major spoiler ...
It is a truth universally acknowledged that, since the days of Austen and Bronte, there have been various tropes – overused themes, weaving their way through our favorite works of cinema and literature. The Fifty Shades trilogy is no exception. With ...
During college, I lived in a house with six other women. Yes, you heard that correctly, there were seven of us. In fact, the house ...
One of the more humorous stories to come out of my childhood involves a phone conversation I was having with my friend *Barb. Sometime during the conversation, her father yelled from downstairs, “Barb, you wanna come clean the maggots out of the ...
About two years ago, my husband surprised me with a Keurig for Valentine’s Day. It was an incredibly thoughtful gift; I’d been mentioning how I wanted one for my office, and there it was, a brand new, professional grade Keurig. The problem was, I thought we had agreed not to ...
It’s the moment that every parent dreads, and one that every parent can relate to; the public meltdown. Your cute, typically agreeable child now seems to be nothing but flailing arms and legs, and a giant mouth screaming words that become less intelligible with every passing second. ...
It’s 12:01am, January 1st, 2016. Like most of us, you’ve probably decided that you’re going to do something differently in the New Year. You reflect upon it, smile, and perhaps for the next few days, demonstrate your resolve ...
30 days ago, I decided that I was going to complete 30 Bikram Yoga classes in 30 days. I attended my final class today, and am feeling pretty proud of this accomplishment. Full disclaimer: this is not going to be ...
Between now and the end of January, there will be at least 50 holidays celebrated around the world. If you’re looking forward to this three month period of cultural, religious, spiritual, and secular holidays, your head is probably awash in the glow of the expectation of family, food, friends, and ...
About three years ago, I made the decision to delete all of my social media accounts. I decided that I valued my privacy more than immediate connection, and found Facebook in particular to be a massive energy vampire. Fast forward to present day, as the proprietor of a therapy practice ...
Like many of you, I first read the news about the terror attacks in Nice, France while scrolling through my social media feed. The reactions of my family, friends, clients, and colleagues range from emotionally numb to intensely fearful. It certainly begs ...