Well, poop!

About a month ago, I had to go over to a store Grand Opening in Soho on behalf of one of my clients.  I got a little turned around because Google Maps sent me to the address of their old store instead of the shiny new one that was the cause for celebration.  All the wandering…

If a bear shits in the woods…

A couple of months ago, I was out to dinner with two of my guy friends.  We were at a little Italian restaurant in the Hamptons where the tables were dressed with white butcher paper over-top white table cloths.  One of my friends pulled out a pen and began asking us questions that were supposed to…

Listen. The Answers Are Always There.

A couple of years ago I had an unusual spiritual experience in Port Jefferson, NY.  In the span of about twenty minutes, two different shop keepers said the same exact phrase to me: “Follow your instincts. Your instincts are right.” These comments were really out of context, which made the message even louder. Friends of mine…

The Not-So-Secret Garden

Among the treasures I’m most thankful for, the statue garden a block from my house is high on the list. It’s hauntingly beautiful, strikingly out of place, and it comes with its own dramatic back story. It’s like stepping into another world; a wonderful place for a dreamy romantic like me. Most of my twenties…

Listen and Your Heart Will Open

On a summery September day, I took a stroll over to Rockwood Music Hall, one of my favorite joints.  It’s a short walk from my place – maybe eight blocks total.   I was in my own world thinking about how wonderful it was to still be wearing a sundress and sandals, when I heard…

Cookies and Sentimental Feelings

It’s Thanksgiving Eve and although I’ve been making strides to eat healthier, I am in my kitchen making my Grandmother’s nothing-but-unhealthy-no-bake cookies.  These are ugly, amoeba shaped, brown blobs with enough sugar, butter, and chocolate to make Paula Deen choke.  But, I have come to realize the holidays are not the holidays without these sinfully…

Go Ahead. Try and Suck.

To be great at anything, one must take the risk of sucking. Those are words to live by and I’ve not been living by those words.  I did that thing I promised myself I wasn’t going to do if I started writing.  I stopped writing.  Sure, I’ve had a million ideas to share with whomever…

Owning Up and Moving On

Confession: Most of the heartache I’ve experienced has been made worse by my own doings. A few years back, I was entangled in a quasi-relationship-thing with someone. I couldn’t seem to understand why things fell apart and at the time I didn’t have the emotional maturity to deal with not having a tidy reason.  So,…

Channeling Your Inner Grit

Sticktoitiveness.  Determination.  Tenacity. Grit. Call it what you like, we all have it in us.  If we didn’t, we’d have given up a long time ago.  Instead, we all continue to wake up, put feet to floor, and doggedly pursue whatever it is we’ve each chosen to do.  And let’s be clear – we’re all…

The Universe is a Bluff-Caller

Yep.  That’s right.  The universe will make a liar out of you. She will test you. And you will do things you never thought possible.  This is what I’d tell the younger, more dogmatic, inexperienced version of me. Rewind the clock just one year and I’d have called you crazy if you told me I’d…