We don’t all have a choice about our circumstances in life — where and when you were born, your skin color, gender and medical condition when you were born, the resources your family had were all dealt to you. We do… Read More ›
home and family
Real estate signs in fancy neighborhoods promise “luxury living,” but I know better. True luxury is actually owning a house rather than being owned by one. My family used to live in a fancy neighborhood. Really fancy. It was a… Read More ›
My mom was the opposite of a helicopter parent. I’ve heard terms like free-range parenting and no-rescue parenting, all of which sound like my mom. Though she expected me to excel in school and respect my elders, she left it to me to… Read More ›
I’ve really been feeling the love lately.
More accurately, I’ve been hearing the love.
I have been conscious recently of how many of our friends will give me a big hug and say, “I love you” or maybe more often “I love you guys,” wrapping me and John into the declaration of affection.
Vic Strecher has spent his career researching how to help people improve their lives, whether by eating better, exercising more or quitting smoking. Strecher, a professor at University of Michigan School of Public Health, founded a company called HealthMedia Inc to help… Read More ›
When your significant other talks to you, how do you respond? How do your heart and head feel when you answer? Do you answer?
It’s a chilly, grey November day, and summer tomatoes are long gone. But thanks to a recent day spent in the kitchen, I’m making spaghetti sauce tonight from local, late summer tomatoes. John and I began hosting monthly spaghetti suppers… Read More ›
The grande dame of our family died this spring. Aunt Glenan was the strong-willed family planner who did not invite you to dinner so much as issue a command performance, and who loved nothing more than pulling together her six children,… Read More ›
Have you ever looked back on a bad relationship and been astonished you didn’t see what was happening more clearly? Or are you baffled when your friend simply doesn’t get the obvious about his or her relationship troubles? Research conducted… Read More ›
Even before we moved to New York City, John and I had a lot of conversations about how long we’d like to live here. It was not a foregone conclusion that we’d be lifelong New Yorkers. Now that we’re here,… Read More ›