Getting a Good Night's Sleep

You may have read my blog a few years ago called, “Yes, I Used to be a B*tch” . It was about lack of sleep. Which usually means stress.  Many of you know exactly what I'm talking about. I was barely surviving in LA just after leaving my 6-figure job as a lawyer. I had no money and I was completely stressed out. Every night, I went to bed at 10...

Dealing with Grief at the Holidays

The other day, I was out shopping for my husband’s family for Christmas. Amongst all the holiday decorations and other families who were together, I got to thinking about my friend whose daughter died earlier this year when she got swept downriver here in Colorado. That poor family. It was such a tragedy. She was only 13 years old, and a twin no le...

How To Deal With Overwhelm

The holidays are a nightmare if you get easily overwhelmed. Every year, I spend Christmas at my in-laws’. They are devout, mid-Western Christians. I am Jewish and from the East Coast. There are going to be differences of opinion. I love them and love to visit with them, but they’re not my family. I’m not sleeping in my bed. You know what I mean...

Gratitude

Three years ago, my life was falling apart. My marriage sucked. I hated my job and I was completely stressed out about money. I was bored with my life. In the middle of that, I got really sick. For weeks, I couldn’t eat or get out of bed. My body was failing. I went to a million doctors and no one could figure out what was wrong with me. I was a wr...