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Feeling Stuck in Overwhelm Mode — I’ve Got You [Retreat]

Feeling Stuck in Overwhelm Mode? If this is where you find yourself, either from time to time, or what seems like all the darn time, know that you are definitely not alone! You Might Just Have Responsibility Fatigue You may not have heard of it, but there’s this thing...

Mental Health — I Am The Face Of Depression

Another woman recently made my day, in a very unexpected way. Over coffee, mental health suddenly became our topoic of conversation. She admitted that she has anxiety and that she takes medication. She also made a point of saying, “I am not ashamed.” She talked openly...

Women Cheating — Is it the New Black?

Infidelity is a topic that raises eyebrows, strikes fear in our hearts, and can often generate a buzz of moral superiority. One author spent a year investigating women’s experiences with affairs—yes, that’s women cheating. The result is a glimpse into the...

Jen Mann: Writing Secrets and a Passion for Helping Female Writers

For this episode of the Middle Chicks’ Midtopia show, I interviewed Jen Mann, the New York Times bestselling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges, her breakout book. The PIWTPITT book was a...

Nutella Soufflé aka The Best Breakfast You’ll Ever Make

I didn’t grow up eating Nutella. In fact, I didn’t discover the magic that is that delightful hazelnut cocoa blend until I had my twins twelve years ago. A chef friend introduced me to Nutella and that pretty much changed everything. When my girls were little, they...

How to Flourish By Cutting Out The Creeper

A little while back, I attended a prayer ceremony of a friend which stirred up some thoughts that I have not been able to shake off. Thankfully so, because now I’m writing about them. What’s my topic? That’s easy: it’s all about how to flourish by cutting out the...

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante — Book Review

  My Brilliant Friend was an outstanding read and this is my book review for Middle Chicks, written in the form of a letter to Elena Ferrante, the author. Dear Ms. Ferrante, I really enjoyed your book, My Brilliant Friend. The story was told in an unusual way...

Living Your Life With Resilience and Managing Stress [Webinar]

Stress. Stresssssssss. Just saying the word stresses me out, what about you? Stress is a part of everyday life for most of us, and some days just getting out of bed can be a challenge. I’m not deluding myself that I’m telling you anything you don’t know here. Whether...

Thoughts on Being Middle-Aged and Finding Happiness and Success

I’ve never been a maker of plans or a setter of goals. Oh, I know that’s what you’re supposed to do, but it’s just never been my way. Some people are obsessive list-makers. Others, as my friend Janet Fouts writes, are their own critical monsters, sabotaging themselves...