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  • Why I Envy Atheists

            Note: I originally published this post several years ago on this blog. But when I recently re-watched Brideshead Revisited with my son, I realized that my feelings hadn’t changed so I am sharing it with you again: Every so often you read a book or watch a film that you need […]

    Posted on January 18, 2018 0 comments
  • Tips For Adulthood: Five Things You Learn From Losing Your Voice

    I was invited to a brunch recently with a woman who happens to be a yoga teacher. In describing her practice, she noted that when she conducts retreats for families at her home in Notting Hill, she requires that everyone do a “silent breakfast” – one where you cannot speak. (Note to self: Family yoga […]

    Posted on January 10, 2018 0 comments
  • Tips For Adulthood: Five Reasons To Try An Improv Class

    On occasional Wednesdays I offer tips for adulthood. I did a lot of acting when I was a child. Early family productions of the Nativity story  featured me, as Mary, screaming “The Baby is Coming! The Baby is Coming!” as my brother dropped a Baby Tenderlove™ doll onto my lap from the top of the […]

    Posted on January 3, 2018 0 comments
  • Tips For Adulthood: Five Tools for Crafting Your Elevator Pitch

    Ah, the elevator pitch. That magically concise statement of your background, experience and ambition, all neatly trimmed down to 30 seconds and which can, rendered persuasively, land you your next job. Simple, right? Not really. Especially if, like me, you’re in the midst of a mid-life transition. But even as you take some time to […]

    Posted on December 18, 2017 0 comments
  • Tips For Adulthood: Five Reasons To Get A Makeover in Middle Age

    On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. I’m not exactly what you’d call a girly girl. I hate shopping, I rarely purchase clothes and I only really began wearing make up regularly five years ago when I started my most recent job. So when my 22 year-old niece recommended me for a free makeover/photo shoot, I was […]

    Posted on December 13, 2017 0 comments