HOW TO BUILD UP YOUR SPOUSE

The other day my husband was looking in the mirror, assessing his (not at all) receding hairline and (almost) 39-year-old body and he asked me bluntly, “Am I looking old?” I sprung to attention right away. I mean, I’m the one usually asking about my hair, my skin, my post-baby tummy, so to hear my… Read more »

THE FIVE STAGES OF GRIEF

On the last Saturday in September, on a still warm Pacific Northwest afternoon, friends and family gathered at my grandparents’ beach house on the shores of Case Inlet to say goodbye to my mother. The setting was informal, the attire casual, the food potluck. It would have felt more like a summer barbecue than a… Read more »

THE POWER OF JUST SHOWING UP

I have just finished reading Option B by Sheryl Sandberg. My mother read it. I am making my husband read it and I am encouraging my friend who is going through a divorce to read it. I didn’t read Lean In – and that was a purposeful decision because I thought there was a lot… Read more »