Finish Strong

Finish Strong

Just a quickie thought for you today as I know the holiday hustle-bustle is peaking right about now: Yes, the year is nearly over, but there are still 10 days left. I want to plant this seed with you: There’s… more →

3 Ways You’re Making the Holidays Harder Than They Need to Be

Holidays stressing you out? There are all kinds of factors we can lay the blame on—parties, school performances, year-end pleas for donations from non-profits and political candidates, relentless digital marketing from retailers trying to move some merchandise, trying to finish… more →

Give to Yourself Too

When you’re in the throes of shopping for holiday presents, donating to food drives, giving gifts to the bus monitor, planning and attending events to make the season special for the people you love, I just want you to remember:… more →

Thanksgiving comic by Sara Zimmerman at unearthedcomics.com

Reduce Stress at Holiday Family Gatherings

My father-in-law has a saying that has become legend: Family’s tough. As much as you love the clan you were born into or perhaps married into is, all those long-lasting ties can make things complicated. You love them, but they… more →

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 →