The Freedom Illusion

What is freedom? Being untethered. Making your own choices. Not needing. Not requiring. Not feeling dependent on anyone for your needs or your happiness. We hear the self-help set telling us not to al...

Don’t take your eyes off the song

Yesterday, my 4 year old little Mira and I went to the grocery store together. As I was getting her out of the backseat, I asked if she wanted to wear her sunglasses into the store, or leave them in t...

The Real Parent Trap: Advice Overload

One of my most beloved activities as a child was peeling long strips of paint (most likely lead-based paint) off our concrete basement walls (in our leaky, mildewy playroom). We would then collect the...

How Tidying is like Bacon Bits

Have you ever eaten a meal with someone who savors each bite? Where, watching them eat almost translates into a palpable sense of vicarious delight at each morsel of food they put in their mouth? I re...

When the party’s next door

I’m lying in bed. It’s 8:30pm and I’m feeling accomplished because, as I mentioned…it’s 8:30pm and I’m in bed. Then I hear something. Live music?… Yes, itR...