The Good Guy Versus The Bad Boy. What Do Women Really Want?

What do girls like To be supported in her achievement. To be known. To trust.

I love country music. Had never listened to it. Until both my parents died. I took on the job (with a lot of help, especially from my husband) of cleaning out the home they had lived in for almost 60 years. That took months. It was packed. Honeymoon luggage stuck back in the far corners […]

When Valentines Day Might Break Your Heart

Finding Joy In Every Wedding

Does anyone in New Orleans celebrate Valentines Day? I’ve always wondered. It’s so close to Fat Tuesday. Parades are already rolling down crowded streets. Beads are heavily laced everywhere you can wrap them. Who cares about hearts and roses? Maybe Valentines is not so special in beignet land. It’s not all that great for a […]

5 Ways To Prepare For Empty Nest (Way Before You Get There)

5 Ways To Prepare For Empty Nest

It’s February. I remember the last Valentines Day I was going to have my son at home. As well as the last Ides of March. The last Maypole Day. It can get a little ridiculous. I tried to get my heart and my head on straight about this empty nest I was about to experience. […]

7 Ways To Get Back To Being “In Love”

7 Ways To Get Back To Being In Love

Being “in love.” How do you maintain it? How do you keep from experiencing what I have heard so many people say. “I love her, but I’m not in love with her”. Is it luck? Hard work? A choice? Yes. I have watched many decide to divorce. To admit they have failed in maintaining love […]

5 Steps To Avoid The Anxiety Of Comparing Yourself To Others

5 Steps to Avoid the Anxiety of Comparing Yourself To Others

I am going to tell you a true story. Might only happen in a therapy practice in a small town. I had a female patient. A mom. Had her kids in a local private school. She had come in to work on abuse from her past. What she hated about herself was how she worked […]

How Did “Feeling Your Age” Become A Bad Thing?

Relish today

“Mom I can’t believe you’re 60.” That’s all my son said. We didn’t really talk about it further. I just smiled. We moved onto football or some other very important subject. Interestingly enough, I was called “old lady” in a reader response to a social media comment I made the other day. The rest of […]