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March 03, 2015

A really really really really good friend of mine, Ayo, got engaged last month. For the very first time. At age 68. This was not a likely thing to have ever happened in this world. She came from a single mama who raised her alone. And she had been a single mama, raising her daughter...

February 24, 2015

Did you know that you can actually become biologically younger this year than you were last year? Getting older is inevitable, but aging is optional, says Dr. Christiane Northrup in her newest book – Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being. I am so, so, so rose-petal-tossing thrilled to share this...

February 17, 2015

Sister Goddess Patty, Age 54 I was born in a car in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on my way to the hospital. In those days (1960), since my mother gave birth before arriving at the hospital, I was considered “contaminated” and had to stay in the room with her instead of the nursery. She had often told...

February 10, 2015

It’s February. I hate February. Actually, it’s bigger than that. It’s winter I hate. Winter pisses me off. Cold. Grey skies, short days. Losing gloves. Black ice. February descends and my easy good times vaporize. Going to the gym is hard. Everything is complicated, and I don’t want to leave my house. My couch, to...

February 03, 2015

So you’re stuck, huh? Have you tied yourself into a big fat twisted stuck-knot? Ugh. It’s the worst. Stuck is everywhere. And there are so many ways for it to show up . . . Stuck in a 26 year marriage, and it feels suffocating, sexless, and numb. Stuck because her whole life, she’s had...

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January 20, 2015

After watching the Golden Globes the other night, I just had to check out the film BOYHOOD. I especially loved Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech, where she said: “You placed in my hands the part of Olivia, an under-appreciated single mother. Thank you for shining a light on this woman, and the millions of women like...

January 13, 2015

So, last Sunday I finally finished the first draft of the second chapter of my new book. I was right on deadline, even a few days early. (Quick brag: This book has been writing itself. I am so happy writing it, and it is so much fun­ I feel like Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Springsteen­­, at...

December 30, 2014

Ok, ok, ok. Enough already with the resolutions and goals and intentions and desires. I, personally, have no urge to improve or change, or upgrade myself. I just want to take a moment and celebrate. Myself. And YOU. Seriously – this won’t take long and then we can head right back and join all our...

December 23, 2014

One of the first things that happens for a woman when she engages in sisterhood is a sense of connection with women, everywhere. Do you feel it? I am so grateful, daily, for the support and love we generate for one another inside this community. And today, in the midst of this holiday season, I...

November 25, 2014

I am up to my 15th thank you note. And maybe I would have done it anyway. But not to this extent. It’s this week. And the spell that gets cast with this, my favorite holiday.

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