Ode to My Younger Self

Ode to My Younger Self

At 72, I look back on my life and here are 13 things I might tell my younger self: You will make mistakes. These are guideposts for new beginnings. Be gentle with your soul. Life and death are inextricably tied. Thus is an okay phenomena. Do not be fearful. You will...
How to be a widow and other fun tips

How to be a widow and other fun tips

The following is an excerpt from my book, Falling Up: A Memoir of Renewal. I owe a great debt of gratitude to Alan David Stanger, a raucous gentlemen. Neither of us was strong enough, savy enough or smart enough to say goodbye. We had simply reached a truce and were...
This Valentines Day, Don’t be in the SNARK TANK

This Valentines Day, Don’t be in the SNARK TANK

With Valentine’s Day fast upon us, advertisers undulate before our eyes hearts and flowers, gifts and chocolates, teddy bears and fancy restaurants. As such, it’s a great time to take a look at the relationships we might be in and if they are helpful or not. In some...
Truth to Power: Addiction & the #metoo Movement

Truth to Power: Addiction & the #metoo Movement

Unprecedented Times It’s not surprising that Time’s annual Person of the Year – dubbed The Silence Breakers – went to the brave women who spoke out against abuse and sparked a movement. I remember burning bras and marching in rallies in the 1960s to Helen...
Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Behavioral Health

Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Behavioral Health

When Harvard Review published Rosenberg Kantor’s 1996 seminal piece on women, “Breaking the Glass Ceiling,” I was pursuing my doctoral degree in Women and Leadership at the University of Hong Kong. Life was a kaleidoscope of oxymorons as I contemplated how to break...
What Powerlessness Teaches Me About Spirituality

What Powerlessness Teaches Me About Spirituality

This article originally published on Huffington Post. I wonder how many other people are turning 71 today. I know I am and part of me thinks of myself as a young child ready to take on new, wild adventures, forge sterling ideas and keep on dancing, laughing and...