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Podcast: Kate Braestrup & book give...

Podcast: Kate Braestrup & book giveaway!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.7MB) Robyn and I had the pleasure of speaking with New York Times bestselling author Kate Braestrup this week about the complexities and importance of marriage. Her latest memoir Marriage and Other Acts of Charity is a treasure. Hilarious and deeply honest, Braestrup’s writing is rich with confidence and grace.  For anyone...

“Real, nasty green-eyed jealousy&#...

“Real, nasty green-eyed jealousy…”

Why is my wife so damn crazy? This psychodrama from 1957 has the answer.  Keep in mind that this was produced by an educational publisher.  Educational. Key points: Women should doubt themselves every step of the way. Women should not audition for plays. Men had to work hard to figure out how to screw caps on tubes without metal. Running time is 15 minutes so grab a snack, sit back...

Finding Balance Through Ancient Chinese ...

Finding Balance Through Ancient Chinese Wisdom

Yesterday afternoon, I put on my workout clothes and mentally prepared to take myself to the gym.  I’m currently in an exercise recession.  Just waiting for the market to rebound, any day now… As I was tying my shoes, an overwhelming urge came over me to visit my local massage parlor.  If there’s one thing I love more than sweating on the treadmill to CNN, it’s paying someone...

Enter the Baby

Enter the Baby

Here’s the first thing I generally say to people who have just had their first child: So, has it completely changed your life? Duh, of course it has.  What I’m really trying to tease out of them is this: Now that you have a child, has life taken on a more urgent and deep meaning?  Do you feel alive and vital?  Are all of your priorities reordered as the universe intended?...

The Surfer’s Wife – Part 2

The Surfer’s Wife – Part 2

I made a commitment to myself this summer that I would finally learn to surf.  My husband grew up very close to the ocean and has spent the better part of his life flailing about in the sea.  I outlined my summer surf goal in this post from August 9, 2010 -  /?p=838 I am happy to report that victory is mine!  Let’s be clear, I will not be invited to the...