Fun Money – 5 Simple Money Habits to Commit To Today

When I was growing up, my parents were pretty frank about money. Specifically that we didn’t have much of it. Every once in a while they’d tell my sister and me that it was a bad month and we’d really have to be careful. “No dinners out, no movie rentals. Don’t ask for anything,” my mother would warn. Her fear … Read More

The Friend Detox

My niece Emmi is going through one of those painful rites of passage that make growing up so hard – breaking up with a close friend. I tell her this might just be a temporary break, but she feels like it’s bigger than a time out. More like an over and out. The first time that happened to me, I … Read More

Public Speaking Sucks. Period. (5 ways to make it suck less.)

Today I was told I have to give two presentations for work. One tomorrow. The other at the end of the month. Public speaking, my favorite. Already, the cups of my bra runneth over with stress sweat. That’s what happens to me when I get nervous: sweat ‘stache, pit stains and boob sweat. Hot mess, party of one? This girl right … Read More

You, and You Alone – 5 Ways to Be Alone Without Being Lonely

When I was a senior in high school, my dad’s job took our family from Mobile to Montgomery. Thankfully, I was allowed to stay behind and graduate with my class before moving to a new city for the summer. Yeah, that summer. That one after your senior year, when new grads try to squeeze in every possible second of togetherness … Read More

Hi, there!

This blog’s been swirling around in my head for a year now, since my niece Emmi broke up with her first serious boyfriend right before Christmas and her sixteenth birthday. Both passed in a blur of Veronica Mars reruns, crumpled tissues and late-night talks about how hard it is for a sensitive soul to survive in an often insensitive world. … Read More