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How to talk to your teen about her clothes & save your relationship

September 25, 2016

My friend emailed me, desperate. Her first-born child, 13, stormed off to school in short-shorts and a teeny tank top. This, after a huge mother-daughter fight over inappropriate clothes. My […]

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How to choose a good shrink? Ask for help!

The smartest thing I’ve learned to do: Ask for help

September 4, 2016

My parents taught me to solve my own problems. Never go to outsiders for help. In breaking this childhood cycle of isolation, I’ve learned to reach out with wonderful results. […]

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Sixty is the new serenity

August 6, 2016

I survived turning 60! And I’m here to report that tipping past the half-century decade offers new options for fabulousness. To enjoy it, I just need to get out of […]

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Practicing the art of flying at LaGuardia Airport

July 2, 2016

Hello from Ann Arbor, Michigan! I just arrived for a week in my new Midwestern home-away-from-home. The flight from New York was such a horror show that it got me […]

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Why the next 10 minutes might solve your problems

June 4, 2016

Last semester, I surprised my creative writing class with a simple but profound assignment. Forget about the usual high standards for submissions. Whatever they wanted to do was fine with […]

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Writing about dogs: RIP to the king of canines

May 28, 2016

One glance at his Match.com photo and I knew. He was big and strong, with a magnificent head of hair. Roscoe also proved to be a total gentleman: attentive, kind […]

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Creativity secret from the masters: dare to be unremarkable

May 14, 2016

Until recently, I looked for inspiration in great work by great writers and artists. Do my best! Unleash my uniqueness! Be a star! But creativity’s flip side might be even […]

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