choice: a manifesto

Everyday I see people who feel stuck. Stuck in very big ways –relationships, jobs, institutions, bodies, life. Or, stuck in smaller but also significant ways — exercise routines, eating patterns, the route they take to work each day, the news sources they turn to, or the snack they eat before going to bed. I use … Continue Reading

5 things to rethink after 50

When I turned 50, like a lot of women, I was confused: Could I still wear jeans? Do I still want sex? Should I start a running program? Will I finally lose those last 10 pounds that piled on after menopause? Is this when I become invisible? (Answers: yes, yes, yes, yes, and not a … Continue Reading

5 ways talking to yourself can make you happier

Adapted from Love Your Age: The Small-Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life (National Geographic 2018): I’m a big believer in talking to myself. In fact, I’ve made “me” my #1 closest advisor. And I’m not crazy! Lots of experts think self-talk can be a powerful ally for your happiness and health. But if … Continue Reading