A Few of My Favorite Things

Do you ever think about the things that make you truly happy? If you don’t, you should. When you’re searching for peace, you think of them a lot ....more

Dear Teacher

Dear Teacher, I regret to inform you that the test you requested be signed and returned was accidentally placed in the trash. When I went to retrieve it, I found it covered with coffee grounds, paper towels that were used to clean poop out of a puppy cage and a note which reads, “Are those mouse droppings inside this cabinet, because I WILL DIE!!” I am assuming you would rather it remain in the garbage, but please advise. Best regards, Momo ...more

How to Achieve Spontaneous Happiness…Gradually

I’m reading a great book right now called Spontaneous Happiness by Dr. Andrew Weil and last night I came to a passage about how creative-minded people often do the most self-reflection. This can be both good (leading to positive changes in oneself) and bad (leading to regret and bouts of depression) ....more

Ease Your (Tooth) Pain

Find out why I was hanging out with Dr. Travis Stork, Emmy® nominated TV host of The Doctors and how a new product can help people who suffer from the pain of sensitive teeth. Read more, here: ...more

Sensitive Teeth? Get Relief with Crest Sensi-Stop Strips

This is a sponsored post written in partnership with One2One Network and Crest. Have you ever bitten into an ice cream bar and felt searing pain in your teeth? How about feeling like you’re being stabbed when you drink hot coffee, eat tomatoes or something sweet? ...more

A Recipe for Kindness

There has been so much going on in my mind lately that I’ve struggled to find words for this space. I felt no doubt that I would begin writing only to have far more spill onto the page than I wanted to share. I am mostly an open book, but my loved ones aren’t ....more

What I’ve Learned

My life is in crisis. I can’t get into the specifics, but if I could, I would tell you that I hurt. Bad ....more

Fresh Karma

I woke up early this morning and thought (because it’s all-consuming right now) about this move to a new home. This time it wasn’t the sentimentality that hit me – I’ve come to terms with the fact that we’re leaving our house of 17 years and it doesn’t matter where we are, as long as we are together we will make it a home. That’s sappier than a pine tree, but true ....more

O Captain! My Captain!

When I was a teenager my life was, quite frankly, a mess. I won’t go into details, because that isn’t what matters now. What I will say is that I was existing, but not living or experiencing much beauty ....more

Free Weight

At the BlogHer ’14 Closing Party last Saturday night, I was in the front row when Rev Run from Run-D.M.C. took the stage. Sure, I’m white with size 11 feet which make it impossible to dance without tripping over myself and it’s true that the front row should have probably been reserved for attendees and not employees, but I also know that life is short and opportunities to be sweat upon by one of the pioneers of rap don’t happen very often. If at all ....more