This is May

This is May. The temperatures are rising. The birds are chirping. The flowers are blooming...mostly the dandelions in the yard because we haven't gotten even gotten the mower out or gassed or oiled or whatever you're supposed to do to summer-ize your mower LET ALONE taken steps to spray weed killer. We are the asshole … Continue reading This is May

SURPRISE! YOU HAVE OCD! or Why You Shouldn’t Let Your Therapist Read Your Articles

It’s 2:30 in the morning and I’ve been picturing people falling to their deaths for two hours now. It won’t stop. I close my eyes and they come, unbidden, these horrific visions, this slow motion horror film unfolding before me with my loved ones playing the role of doomed victim. It’s like a view master … Continue reading SURPRISE! YOU HAVE OCD! or Why You Shouldn’t Let Your Therapist Read Your Articles

Oh Girl Scout Cookies…My Tumultuous Relationship with Cookie Sales

If you’ve wondered where I’ve been for the last few months, I’ve been selling cookies. Well, not me per say. My daughter and her Girl Scout Daisy troop have been selling cookies but because they’re in Kindergarten (and because I’m an idiot combo leader/cookie mom I’ve been doing a lot of the cat herding cookie … Continue reading Oh Girl Scout Cookies…My Tumultuous Relationship with Cookie Sales

Zip It

After my last post a few people reached out to comment. Though there were a few different scenarios the overall theme seemed to be this: if someone I know is on deliberately trying to improve their health by reducing their body size and they’re accomplishing that through seemingly healthy means, saying something to them is … Continue reading Zip It

How to Compliment Someone Who’s Lost Weight

Don't. Keep your mouth shut and just don't. Because while you're complimenting them on how great they look, they may be wondering just how terrible they looked before. While you're envying their willpower, they may be planning their next binge. While you're telling them how much healthier they look, they may be having heart palpitations … Continue reading How to Compliment Someone Who’s Lost Weight