Midlife

When Are You Old?

When people around my grandmother would begin talking about how hard getting older was, she’d usually pipe up and say, “When I consider the alternative..,” her eyes twinkling a...

The Silent Agony of Staying Thin — At All Costs

For many women, being thin is worshipped like no other physical attribute.
Not your hair, not your muscles, not your voice. The greatest compliment a woman can hear (at least according to some)? “You look like you’ve lost weight…”.

Reaching Peace Within Yourself: What I Learned From My Dad About Compromise

“Margaret, life is about compromise.”

That’s what my dad used to tell me from time to time.

Considering the massive amount of wisdom I’d accrued by the age I first heard him say this, probably around 20 or 21, I remember feeling that my father’s early health problems had colored his thinking. I silently shook my head, and believed he was focusing on the negative — on what you gave up in life. I was sure that with enough effort, and maybe a little good luck thrown in, you could achieve exactly what you wanted.

Marriage Is Not For Chickens

wo years ago, I sat down to write a post about marriage.

When it appeared on The Huffington Post, over 200,000 people agreed with what I had to say.

In honor of my now 26th anniversary, celebrated quietly but with great joy recently, here are those thoughts — slightly revised. A lot can change in two years. So it’s nice to realize, I still believe these things.

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Accompanied by evocative photographs from around the world, Dr. Margaret's words bring a knowing smile, a nod of the head, and a recognition of hard-earned truth. This gorgeous book is a perfect gift to honor those who've loved each other for years, to guide those who've only recently considered commitment... or to keep for yourself.