What to get the mom who gave you everything

When you ask my mom what she’d like for or to do on Mother’s Day (or Christmas or her birthday, for that matter), she – like so many mothers who have come before and after her – will likely tell you “nothing.” I know she's being humble, but if we're being honest, what could I ever give…

Have a little faith (in myself)

When it feels like everything’s going wrong, we have a pretty good idea that something needs to change. When everything’s going along perfectly fine, though, we tend to go with the flow – or even scarier, become complacent without even realizing it. There’s no need to rock the boat when it’s smooth sailing, is there?…

Negative Nancy can’t come to the phone right now

I have definite Negative Nancy tendencies (contain your surprise), but I honestly didn’t realize it until I was probably in my mid-30s. As in, I went a solid 30+ years on Earth thinking that my constant state of worry, fear and anxiety was a completely normal part of everyday life. I spent my childhood and…

Meet Me in St. Louis (or Houston, or Seattle, or New York)

Meeting people is hard. It’s hard no matter what city you’re in, how old you are, whether you’re a man or woman, and no matter what kind of relationship you’re hoping to find. Once you’re out of school and the forced socialization and built-in group of prospects that go along with it, life really makes…