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The Habit That Keeps You Feeling Like Crap!

I Did It Too! How To Change Bad Mental Habits! I always thought if I could just get a screenplay I’d written into production I’d feel happier, more fulfilled, more confident and like I could finally let go of the

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4 Ways “The Law of Attraction” Screws Up Your Life!

What is The Law of Attraction? Thought leader and cherubic badass Mark Manson defines it thusly: “Essentially, The Law of Attraction states that whatever consumes your thoughts is what you will eventually get in life. So, if you think of all the

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Do You Have a Fear of Happiness That’s Keeping It Away?

You Might Be Blocking Happiness and Not Even Know It! If you were raised in an unpredictable, volatile or drug-and-alcohol addicted home, you may have developed a Fear of Happiness. In my family of origin, I learned that happiness, fun

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One Simple Practice to Cut Through a Lifetime of Pain

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day … Breathwork Meditation & a Heretic Healer on tap. If you’re anxious, depressed, have a Monkey Mind, worry you’re not using the Law of Attraction correctly and are sending the Wrong Fucking

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How I Got 7x Faster at Forgiveness

Sometimes it feels really good to be pissed off at people. We can get really puffed up and indignant about their obviously assinine behavior …

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Giving Up Alcohol By Taking My Inventory

“Why do you drink? I wrote, “It relaxes me. It’s my reward at the end of the day. It’s … it’s … it’s …” Okay, this smacked of laziness …

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How to Pray 101. Hint: I Didn’t Learn It in Church

“I realize that when I pray, I assume I’m not perfect enough for God. I assume God disapproves of me, is disappointed in me …

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Does This Woman Look Trustworthy?

Hello Ninjas — I’m typing this while wearing nothing but stilettos and a smile … okay, I’m in my pajamas wearing reading glasses with oatmeal stains on my shirt. But I do have a cat ‘o nine tails whip an

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This Is the Sneaky Trait I’m Giving Up in 2021

What follows are three instances where my sneaky trait got me in trouble. See if you can guess what it is? The Bra Incident My acquaintance had incredibly large breasts. No, I did not touch them! Although I was curious to

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5 Steps to Handling Difficult People

While going through my divorce, my therapist said to me “if he was like this while you were married, why do you expect him to be different now?” …

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I Got Over my Midlife Crisis in Syrian Refugee Camps

“Then something kind of crazy happened. A friend asked me if I’d be willing to volunteer with her in Syrian refugee camps on the island of Lesvos in Greece …

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When I Met a Very Rude Boy

“Listen you privileged little shit, who do you think you are treating this well-meaning middle-aged woman so poorly …”

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What My Hair Was Trying To Tell Me

I was living with a man, at the time, who consistently broke my heart and was pursuing a career that didn’t want me.

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Why Did Hot Paramedics Have to See Me that Way?

Into my bedroom strode not one, not two, but three insanely hot paramedics.

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There’s Always Gonna be Haters!

Suddenly God from the Old Testament of the Bible spoke in my head. He was probably wearing robes, had a beard and wanted to smite me …

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Device Addiction

Each bite does not touch my lips before it’s fingerprinted, patted-down and cavity-searched on that hellish Fitness Pal app.

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Monday Paralysis in Cougar Town

I woke up this morning utterly paralyzed by all of the things I need to do or think I need to do or can’t remember if I need to do or in what order I need to do. Wear my cougar costume.

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The Most Important “Sexy” Model Video Ever

Save The Children USA This brought tears to my eyes. Save The Children USA tried to make saving children “sexy.” Whatever it takes to get our attention. It’s working.

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Feeling Blue On Valentine’s Day

Today is a blue day for no particular reason. My children are thriving. My marriage is solid. We have money in the bank and a roof over our heads. I have the privilege of defining what I’ll do each day.

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I Have A Compulsion … I Want To Stop!

This compulsion I have has a profound affect on my happiness … I’m a habitual Tryer. I spend a lot of my time trying. Lately, I’ve been trying to get my daughters to school, soccer, Little League, piano, drama and

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When You Know You’re An Addict

My doctor won’t prescribe me any more Ambien. She says I could wake up wearing nothing but a smile while driving my car the wrong direction down the Pacific Coast Highway, because that’s the kind of shit that happens when

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May: The Month to Do The Things That Scare You

These are the things I’ve done recently that made me want to vomit while pooping water. (Yes. You can take that line and use it as your own.) 1. Wrote a book detailing my slatternly (Merriam-Webster: “Of, relating to, or

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How to Kick Writer’s Block (s) Hairy Butt!

It’s Monday, in case you didn’t notice. I’m sitting here looking at this empty white page. It mocks me. “What do you have to say now, bitch?”  Also, “Did you know that book you’re working on is trite crapola?” Also,

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If You’re Not Happy, Enough You Suck!

Is it just me or do you ever feel like you’re losing in the happiness race? Like if somehow you’re not in a perpetual state of satisfaction and bliss you’re a loser? And is there anything worse than being a

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The Zen of Having Your Car Stolen

There has been some fuckery afoot. Henry walked outside yesterday to get into our 10-year old Toyota Highlander only to wonder, “Dude, where’s my car?” It had vanished without a trace. Apparently it didn’t even put up a fight, there

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