Category Archives: Advice

Am I qualified to give advice? No matter, sometimes I give it anyway!

Good Neighbor Day

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Today is Good Neighbor Day. Do you know your neighbors?  Today I don’t mean this in the Biblical sense, but the literal- i.e. the people who live closest to you.  The larger the city you live in, the less likely the answer to this question is “yes”.  If that applies to you, today is the perfect day to change that!… Read more »

18 Candles

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Over the years I’ve heard many a parent say “when (insert name of child here) turns 18 they can do whatever they want”.    Really? Really? And, yes, I know I don’t have kids, and to a certain percentage of the population that means I have no capability to understand ANYTHING related to parenthood.  But I was a kid, almost… Read more »

The B Side

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I have said quite a few times that raising kittens was not on my list of things to do this summer.  Most people just laugh.  However, one person replied in a way that got me thinking.  She said “Oh, so were you going to run a marathon?  Build a bridge?  And now you can’t?”. I need to make it clear… Read more »


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I have recently become aware of an organization called Make It OK.  This organization is all about normalizing conversations about and removing the stigma around mental illness.  Last Friday my employer encouraged us to wear green to support Make It OK and I was happy to participate. This is, of course, a cause near and dear to my own mentally… Read more »

No Selfie Day

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Today is a very easy holiday to observe- it’s No Selfie Day. You might wonder why this is a thing.  But especially for young women, taking and posting selfies can be a very stressful thing.  Getting that perfect lighting, using the right filter, wondering how about many “likes” you are going to get- it can be very damaging for anyone’s… Read more »

Green Eggs and Idiots

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This week was an exciting one in the world of the easily angered.   The Q crowd had yet another letdown when none of the predictions made for March 4th happened.   Andrew Cuomo apparently has no idea how to interact with women.  Hasbro isn’t really dropping the name Mr. Potato Head, but people thought they were and lost their minds for… Read more »