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Thanksgiving: Now is the time for whole-assed gratitude

Hello, my wishbone, We usually talk about gratitude this time of year. Fun fact: I just figured out that I have been doing gratitude half-assedly for most of my life. Here’s an example: It’s been getting colder, even in Texas, and we’ve been too sluggish…

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Do you think too much for your own good?

Greetings crocuses! Are you having a good week? I hope you are. I hope it’s full of spring flowers if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, and fall coziness if you’re in the Southern.  Are you feeling a little worn out? It’s okay, you can tell…

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Let’s do the Blame Tango!

Today, an ex-boyfriend story. Juicy!  Like many of you, I have an ex. I haven't dated that many people, since I've been with the same person since I was 20, so whereas many people have accrued at least a respectable number of exes by this…

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One More Thing Syndrome & Other Virtue Disguises

Whewwww lordy. We made it. It’s Friday.  I live in Austin TX. You may be aware, there is this thing in Austin called SxSW. It’s a music/tech/film/food extravaganza. It’s an orgy of celebrities, artists, musicians, lanyard badges, wristbands, RSVP mania, and pop-ups. (Not literally an…

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Do you get what you want? Or settle for what you get?

  Do you guys know the Stevie Nicks' song Silver Springs? Stevie, our patron saint of witchy love revenge, wrote Silver Springs about her bandmate and ex dumping her and how devastated she was. Oh, and how she hoped the mistake would haunt him for…

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How to Solve The Case of the Mean Reds

I was talking on the phone yesterday with one of my favorite people and she said “yeah, January is the worst, but at least the weather’s terrible.” I laughed, but I knew what she meant. She was talking about how it’s comforting somehow, when you…

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Authenticity is a trap!

Without being able to point to any one particular reason, it’s been one of those weirdly raw and open weeks for me. I’ve been sick. People I love are going through some shit. I’ve been having very earnest and sincere conversations about politics and gender…

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You are not a utility machine: How to make space for pleasure.

Can I tell you what makes me damn near ecstatic about the January to February transition–besides the fact that we made it through January and are this much closer to Spring (go us!)? To me, it represents a shift in thinking about how we can…

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January: Let’s all go back to bed

Do ever hear something that you just have to repeat? I try to stay away from gossip (always gets me in trouble), but this morning I got an email from a good friend, sharing some classic work gossip-and-gripe, and it was too good to keep…

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Special Gift for Your Birthday: Free Year in Review

So you say it’s your birthday? Well happy birthday to you! I love birthdays. They have always been special to me. Among other things, they represent such a great opportunity to think about your past year and plan for your future year–a kind of “where…

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