4 Evil Ways I’m Ruining My Teen’s Summer Vacation.

ruin my teen's summer vacation

My evil plan to totally wreck my teen’s summer vacation. I know, I know. It’s summer time. No homework, no early morning bolt out the door to get to school on time. It’s a summer break. Summer vacation. It’s supposed to be months of complete and total lazy, don’t-brush-your-teeth-for-days sloth. At least that’s what my daughter thinks. I’m OK with some […]

The magical, mind altering things you learn when you travel abroad.

things you learn traveling abroad, and traveling outside your own country

The magical, mind altering things you learn when you travel abroad. Travel, especially international travel is life altering, mind expanding magic that everyone should experience. How do I know this? I’m writing this sitting atop the ancient cliffs of Santorini, Greece with the sparkling blue Aegean Sea glittering below. (Did I mention, I’m also sampling a nice glass of the local […]

The Four Simple Words We All Want to Hear.

The four simple words we all want to hear

The Four Simple Words We All Want To Hear. Someone Might Be Waiting to Hear Them Now. During some of the darkest days of my divorce, my phone was often silent. No calls. No texts. It was just me alone with my thoughts and that gaping hole of emptiness where my life used to be. I was too scared to call […]

10 Itty Bitty, Little Things That Put Me Over The Edge.

10 Itty Bitty Things That Put Me Over The Edge.

I know, I know, these annoying little things that happen shouldn’t affect me. But these stupid things just put me over the edge.  I’ve been reading the Malcolm Gladwell book, The Tipping Point (yes, I know about a decade or two later than everyone else, but whatever.) This book dissects how major shifts in society often start with one tiny event that tips […]