Can’t Remember Facts? Me Neither. And I’ll Never Judge You.

    Like it was yesterday, I remember the day I realized that my brain does not retain facts. Boston, 1995. I was 25. My new boyfriend at the time was the kind of person who could - and I'm sure still can - read an article or watch a show and file away the … Continue reading Can’t Remember Facts? Me Neither. And I’ll Never Judge You.

The Sweetest Week: Revving Up for 2016

To borrow a sporting term, the week between Christmas and New Year's is a "bye week." As the rotation goes, it's a week to watch the big game on TV, rather than suiting up. For all intents and purposes, 2015 is a wrap. With a few exceptions, folks find themselves without significant work or goals … Continue reading The Sweetest Week: Revving Up for 2016

What Good Can Come Of This?

Years ago when I was going through a really hard time, one of my dearest friends taught me a question that got me through sleepless nights and has since served me well. "What good can come of this?" It's a hard question to ask yourself when things seem quite impossibly "bad." But it's worth it. … Continue reading What Good Can Come Of This?

Houses Aren’t Showplaces. They Are Workshops.

I'm a big fan of a clean house. Especially when it's my own. But sometimes having a clean house is out of reach. Like when...I still haven't recovered from the 7-year-old birthday party at the house last weekend...or our living room is a staging area for the garage sale on Saturday...or, frankly, we just can't … Continue reading Houses Aren’t Showplaces. They Are Workshops.

Seriously Awesome Disney Character Robot Prosthetics For Kids

I'm generally human-meets-robot adverse.  But this is an awesome, life-changer for kids. Open Bionics, a UK-based company whose mission is to provide affordable prosthetics, teamed up with Disney to create character-themed prosthetics for kids. I'm struck by the heartful commentary from Open Bionics CEO Joel Gibbard in an interview with The Independent: “The power of these … Continue reading Seriously Awesome Disney Character Robot Prosthetics For Kids

Kids Are Philosophers, Too!

"I just don't understand why the world was created. I mean why are we here?" Says everyone including my seven-year-old son while he was falling asleep last night. Wow! What a reminder to never underestimate the depth of a child's musings. Especially the souls who clearly have fully developed adult sensibilities and just happen to … Continue reading Kids Are Philosophers, Too!

Before You Slather On The Sunscreen…

OK, sometime long ago we decided that sunscreen was THE way to guard against the damage of sun overexposure. Looks like it's time to rethink that decision. And we are! In LA, I routinely see people using umbrellas and parasols. But that's not the only alternative. Check out this link: http://www.sunwarrior.com/news/natural-sunscreen-alternatives/ Hooked on sunscreen? I … Continue reading Before You Slather On The Sunscreen…