9 free ways to break a “meh” mood to find happiness

9 free ways to break a “meh” mood to find happiness

When I’m in a funk, I find that even the littlest things can perk me up and help me find happiness. When I worked in Washington, DC and was having a bad day, I would go to one of the upscale furriers and try on 

To My Daughter: You Can Be Anything You Want To Be

To My Daughter: You Can Be Anything You Want To Be

This is what I want to tell my daughter. Why? Because I am what I wanted to be. I am proof that you can be anything you want to be. I’ve crafted out the lifestyle I want to live, to love. Not one dictated by 

Creating Your Legacy: Are You Doing the Right Things?

Creating Your Legacy: Are You Doing the Right Things?

My kids recently lost a good friend who was tragically killed in a car accident. I did not know her well but as I read what her friends were writing about her on social media, it was clear that she had such an impact in 

Adults teaching our young adults to adult

Adults teaching our young adults to adult

I just moved my daughter into our new townhouse where she’ll be living. Alone. At 19. It’s a beautiful home but I’m afraid I’ve transformed it into a scene from “A Beautiful Mind”. There are sticky notes everywhere. 21 to be exact. They’re on kitchen 

50 is the new 90 in California

50 is the new 90 in California

I’ve had a revelation after living in California for just one week. I am an old fart. It all started with the spectacle that is the original Muscle Beach near the Santa Monica Pier. I watched dozens of scantily-clad Millennials doing what appeared to be 

The Art of the Family Dinner

The Art of the Family Dinner

  If there’s one thing that was important to me as a parent, it was having dinner together as a family every night. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University has done extensive research on the importance of family dinners