A simple new year ritual you can do right in your journal

A simple new year ritual you can do right in your journal

Before we dive into the holidays in earnest, clear some ground and start dreaming up some new dreams with this simple new year ritual.  I turn 44 next week, which means that this is my own personal new year. I look back at the past twelve months, take stock, and...
The vacation you ACTUALLY want

The vacation you ACTUALLY want

I did a thing. A scandalous thing. A scandalous, decadent, delicious, blissful, unbelievably wonderful thing. What was it? I took a Real Actual Bona Fide Official Certified Romantic Adults-Only vacation with my husband!!! To a tropical island!!!! AAAgggggggghhhhh!!!!!...
What was blocking my summer joy

What was blocking my summer joy

I had an odd entry into summer this year. All around me I saw photos of glamorous beach trips, gorgeous parties, homey barbeques and picnics, frolics and fun and frivolity. Usually I enter into this season in a kind of fevered glee, trying to squeeze every bit of...
A new BLISS CONSPIRACY! #blissconspiracy

A new BLISS CONSPIRACY! #blissconspiracy

Here are some daffodils for you! Don’t you need them? Me too! I’ve had a hideous cold this week, and it’s made me feel grateful for all the shit I usually take for granted– like breathing, sleeping, talking without coughing– but also...
Yes it still matters

Yes it still matters

Is there anything worse than feeling like what you’re doing doesn’t even MATTER? You knock yourself out to make your kids’ favorite meal, and they ask why they can’t have pizza. You keep slaving away at your To-Do list, but it just keeps...
Stay woke but rest deep

Stay woke but rest deep

I’ll be honest– I had a hard time writing you a coherent missive today. I wrote three false starts to this Friday letter. My mind is a jumble of things: outrage, hope, disgust, the hyper-focus of a super-nerd-fact-finder trying to track down credible...