• The Marriage Pyramid

    The Marriage Pyramid

    I was staring at my husband the other day. I do that a lot, mostly curious about: What I might have done in a previous life to deserve such a super guy –OR– What I might have done in a previous life that I got saddled with this . . . this MAN. Thankfully, Option […]

  • Why is it easier to hate than to love?

    Why is it easier to hate than to love?

    I was thinking about the Charleston massacre of nine individuals a couple weeks ago and wondered why it is so much easier to hate other people than it is to love them. Sounds weird but it’s true. Why couldn’t that gunman just have enjoyed their company and left to go about his business? Sometimes I […]

  • Daily Insanity – The Fitness Bracelet

    Daily Insanity – The Fitness Bracelet

    Two weeks ago, the company that manufactures “Fitbit,” a fitness tracking bracelet, was offered as an IPO (Initial Public Offering) on the New York Stock Exchange. Apparently, it garnered more money than anticipated which indicates just how popular this type of thing is becoming. Some of my friends wear these fitness bracelets to track the […]

  • Up Your Sex Appeal with Courtesy

    Up Your Sex Appeal with Courtesy

    Ever go to a party and watch a couple on their first date? Is she hanging on his every word or is she prattiling on to her friends, leaving him standing behind looking for another beer? Which one do you think the men find more attractive? I know. You’re going to say “It’s only a […]

  • The Pimples and Dimples of Relationships

    The Pimples and Dimples of Relationships

    We all dream of finding that “certain someone” who is going to make our lives wonderful. And we see ourselves so in love that we can’t imagine fighting or being misunderstood or disagreeing with Mr. or Miss Perfect.   Yeah, r-i-i-i-g-h-t! I hate to burst your bubble, but that doesn’t even happen in the romantic […]

  • The 6 Problems of Perfection

    The 6 Problems of Perfection

    Perfection is often a goal of insecure people. By attempting to follow the lead of others who are deemed perfect by our media, we are trying to overcome a feeling of inadequacy. This goal has as much chance of success as trying to swim across the Atlantic under water on one breath. Here’s why: It’s […]

  • PRAISE FOR SUPER WOMEN

    PRAISE FOR SUPER WOMEN

    Just who are you “super women”?   You are the single mother of 3 children with a dead-beat husband who thinks child support is a pair of suspenders.   You are the up and coming executive trying to be “guy-like” at work and “gal-like” after hours.   You are the grandmother who thought she had […]

  • THE PROBLEM WITH SPOUSES OR SIGNIFICANT OTHERS

    THE PROBLEM WITH SPOUSES OR SIGNIFICANT OTHERS

    Why couldn’t my spouse just be a Mini-Me?  Then we’d both do things the right way! (Dream on, mere mortal!) Long ago I learned that even though people might love each other deeply, they may not be able to live together in perfect harmony. The problem lies in that fact that couples don’t always think […]

  • THE PROBLEM WITH PARENTS

    THE PROBLEM WITH PARENTS

    If you’re like me, you might be finding yourself not only dealing with the aging process, but also in a role that there is no script for—taking care of an aging parent. People throughout history have been dealing with this issue and yet—even with all the television ads about getting older—we never really comprehend that aging and all […]

  • THE PROBLEM WITH CHILDREN

    THE PROBLEM WITH CHILDREN

    Our children: They say children are a blessing, but we all know that’s not always true.  A few weeks ago a dear friend of mine was lamenting how her children had grown into thoughtless adults. Before I go any further, let me say that I know this lady and her husband well and they are […]