There’s Always Gonna be Haters!

“So what do you do?” the woman at the dinner table on my right asked. “I’m a writer,” I replied, feeling a bit fraudulent. (Is blogging really writing?) ....more

One Task: How to Build Self-Esteem from my Asshat Recovery Program

Back in my Asshat days I was incredibly annoying. And I wasn’t even the Asshat. But when you’re dating one your behavior can get Bitchtastic ....more

Is it Just Me or is Lady Mary of Downton Abbey an Asshole?

You can’t tell me that kid isn’t scared out of his fucking mind. That’s it, I’ve had it! Lady Edith finds out that the love-of-her-life and newspaperman-at-large, Matthew Gregson, is indeed dead, killed (most likely) by the henchmen of Hitler, and Lady Mary goes out and gets a fashionable bob? ...more

Am I The Only One Who Loved 50 Shades of Grey? (Videos)

I slipped into Row D, seat 22, ostensibly ten feet from the movie screen on Valentine’s Day. I was alone. Unless you count the other 1,000 people in the packed-to-the-rafters theater ....more

Buzzfeed Liquors Some Moms Up and Makes Them Talk About Their Kids. Holy Crap! (Video)

I’m so relieved that I’m not one of the moms in this video. It’s bad enough that my naked bottom is all over the internet. I will have no buttcheek to stand on when it comes to telling my kids what they can and cannot put online, so I’m thrilllled to have missed the casting call for this video ....more

Shift For Love: I’m Speaking At My First Relationship Seminar With Dr. Gary Penn!

I’m thrilled to announce my participation in my first-ever relationship seminar, Shift for Love, on (mark your calendars) Saturday, April 18th in Santa Monica, California! Below you’ll meet the inimitable Dr. Gary Penn of the mellifluous voice and sage advice, and the creative, effusive image-coach Kimberly Seltzer along with what the three of us have planned for this all-day event ....more

Can You Guess Which Movie? (I fast-forwarded through the sexy stuff)

Our favorite clothes for a Monday. Navigating Monday morning in movie quotes. Shannon: “Hurry up kids, we’re going to be late for school!” Clare (age 12): “Whatever you say, Stove.” Shannon: “Steve.” Clare: “What kind of a name is ‘Stove’ anyway?” Shannon: “That’s not a name ....more

A (Video) That Proves There’s More Than One Ideal Body Type

(photo courtesy of Instagram) I love the body image/acceptance movement that’s storming the virtual world. Again and again we are seeing women of ALL ages, colors and sizes demanding a shift in the social paradigm that persistently sends women messages that they are NOT beautiful, healthy and lovable just as they are. What does it mean to love our bodies now? ...more

11 Actionable Tasks to get out of an Abusive Relationship with an Asshat

Addiction to a person is no different than addiction to a substance. All of the same symptoms can take hold: — Descent into a shame-spiral about the addiction. — An inability to control your own behavior often participating in self-destructive, compulsive and furtive activities ....more