5 Holiday joys… And silliness


I LOVE Christmas. It is the only part of pop-culture (aside from random, bass-heavy hip hop songs with inane lyrics) that makes me truly thankful, deep deep within.  Matter o' fact, last year we decorated the tree with Sex Love and Money playing in the background.  Oh, the irony. I am deeply thankful... For 32 …

Crash diet: How to love yourself Part 1 of 2.


Wow that's a big title. Not really any other way to put it though. Loving ourselves is the single most important compulsion in life... And of course the toughest. Self-love is what allows us to find joy, hope, love, kindness, health. Thing is, there's a lot in the way of this all-important process. How can …

Facing your fear


During a recent cleaning spree, I slid a 3 foot tall, white, plastic basket into the laundry room, where I happen to be loaning space to five impossibly cute kittens. When the basket slid into the room, they flipped out, leaping into the air and scrambling away in fear.  Kitten apocalypse. I found the biggest …

Holiday Cocktail Recipes


Pumpkin Spice Martini Ingredients: Vanilla Vodka Frangelico Liqueur Sparkling Apple Cider Almond Champagne Ginger Nutmeg Cloves Cinnamon In a shaker with ice add: 1 oz vodka 1 oz frangelico A dash of each spice Shake. Pour. Top off with: 1 oz almond champagne 1 oz sparkling cider Sip. Hot Chocolate Martini Ingredients: Chocolate Vodka Dark …

How to REALLY get (and keep) the love of your life..


Years ago, I was single.  And I got some really perfect advice about avoiding the hotmessdedness that is the inevitable outcome of  the single-and-looking process. I was told to be careful what I wished for. At the time, I asked myself: Do you really want to meet more people or do you want to rediscover …