be a better woman

What Does It Mean to Be a Better Person?

So many of us admit—at least to ourselves—that we want to be a better person. In fact, “be a better person” was the most popular New Year’s resolution for the first time ever in 2017 (according to a Marist poll)…. more →

How I Stopped Hating my Husband, Revisited

How I Stopped Hating My Husband, Revisited

I wrote a blog post called “How I Stopped Hating My Husband (And You Can Too)” in 2013, and it clearly touched a nerve. Four years later it continues to be the source of 2/3 of my web traffic and… more →

KateandLisaMeet

Introverts Need to Leave the House Too

Are you an introvert who hates networking, conferences, and events? I hear you. One of the reasons I first decided to pursue a career as a freelance writer almost 15 years ago was that I’d get to work from home… more →

effortless effort

A Helpful Headscratcher: Effortless Effort

Just about every weekend, I take a yoga class at the Iyengar Yoga Source studio here in Providence with Linda DiCarlo, whom I consider a national treasure. (Seriously! She’s great and I feel so lucky to study with her.) She… more →

Thing to do when stuck

The Number One Thing to Do When You’re Stuck

You may have noticed I haven’t been writing as many newsletters lately. In part that’s because it was the very end of summer and I wanted to wring every minute of each day with the kids (and the beach) that… more →

Some is Better Than None

Some Is Better Than None

Greetings from the whirlwind that is the beginning of fall! Here in Rhode Island we started school last week, and that’s always a bit jostling as we get back into a routine. Plus, Mercury (the planet of communications) went direct… more →