I'm on my way back from France today.... "Why are you doing this, again?" asked a friend, when we were discussing all the work that had gone into A Healing Spirit. It's a valid question. I am, after all, 65 years old. I was retired, mostly. I don't have to work. So why would I invest substantial . . .
My friend, Valerie, knows a little something about aching backs and so do I. Can't tell you the number of young trainers I've tried to talk into catering to Boomers, who seem to have rampant back issues. But in their youth and innocence, they don't see it. Boomers have the aches and pains and the . . .
I love that clown, don't you? When I think of my friend, Elaine, I think about her smile. Well, really, her grin. She's a humor writer and looks at everything through that lens. Like a clown. Only better. And so when I look at her, I note her cute grin and how upbeat she is. And also how she always . . .
My own first experience with hypnosis was when I was in my early 20s and fearless. Oh, I was as much a control freak then as I am now, maybe worse, even. But still, I allowed myself to go under as treatment for anxiety. It worked. Back then, I had no idea I'd become a trained hypnotherapist. But . . .
Public restrooms. I have a thing about them. They continue to be one of my biggest categories of pet peeves and nothing has changed in the six years since I wrote my restroom rant. I'm really dying to hear your thoughts. So read on and, I hope, react in the Comments. Because inquiring minds want to . . .
At a memorial service the other day for a man-boy who left us too young, the pastor encouraged mourners to express their grief. "It may sound counter-intuitive," he said, "but expressing grief is a important part of healing." I know, I know, we're afraid that if we let that pain out it . . .
So are you and your husband swinging from the bedroom chandelier after you file for Social Security? Back a few years ago I saw so much writing about how seniors are having the best sex of our lives that I felt compelled to write this. Because in that regard, I really do believe the emperor had no . . .
If I sat down and made a list of the frustrations I've had with consultants I've worked with since I left the corporate world, I'd burn out that pencil. See those teeth marks toward the tip? There'd be a whole lot more of them. Seems to me that the concept of serving the customer is absolutely . . .
Don't let anyone kid you. Estrangement is loss. The person may not be dead, but they might as well be, because they are not present in your life. And just like with death, we grieve the loss. I know a lot about this because I'm estranged from my siblings. It wasn't my choice. And it's . . .
I had no idea what a Komodo dragon was until I read a story way back in 2001 about the then-husband of actress Sharon Stone getting attacked by one. Who knew? A 10 foot one. It severely damaged his foot, too. Apparently those critters are aggressive. That one was at the L.A. Zoo. Of course, one must . . .