Like many women, I’ve faced adversities in my life: A womanizing father who was emotionally unavailable and died when I was 12; a mother who is mentally unstable and for whom I became the parent and she became the daughter, and a husband who died when I was 37. For most of us, serious life events empower and make us more resilient. Our survivor instincts kick in, and we … [Read more...] about Role Models for Our Children
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Stress relief. When things get crazy, you might feel far too busy to schedule that brunch. But when you’re slammed, that’s actually when you need your friends the most: the laughter, distraction, and catharsis that they can provide are among the best medicine there is. And they work wonders for bringing down your blood pressure, clearing your mind, and helping you sleep better. … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Friendships Improve Your Health
A college boyfriend once asked me the following question: What does every person on earth need to survive? He liked to quiz me like this every so often. His tone made it clear that there was only one correct answer. “Love,” I said instantly, 100% confident my answer was right. “Water,” he corrected, smugly, 100% confident I was wrong. He was proud that he had … [Read more...] about Why Boys Need Boyfriends
Check your kitchen cabinets! About 445,000 Teavana Glass Tea Tumblers (plus 24,850 in Canada) have been recalled due to cut and burn hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Why the product is being recalled: The glass tea tumblers can break or shatter unexpectedly, posing laceration and burn hazards. So far, Teavana has received 302 … [Read more...] about 450,000 Glass Tea Tumblers Recalled
I find it frighteningly easy to slip into a world of complacency, lounging on my divan (that’s couch to you and me), contemplating my navel, lost in thought, or knee-deep in my very important, life saving work, with all of my projects, deadlines, and Skype calls to my best friend who has to remind me how complacent I’ve become. Thank you, Clementine. You’re the best. I own my … [Read more...] about What Kind of Mom Would I Have Been?