You know how it’s easier for the people around us to see us our patterns than for us to recognize them ourselves? Well, I’d been married for nearly a decade before my husband recognized the repetition of my complaints about the world around me.Read More
On the occasion of our 10th anniversary, I uncovered the original article written in Icelandic about my wedding with Michael. I thought it would be nice to have the translation typed (it was originally written in longhand by a friend of the family). Some things that struck me: how poetic and gentle the language is, and how hilariously wrong our meeting story is. I suppose trying to understand food media back then was a challenge...Read More
When I first started thinking about selling a first-ever, limited-edition t-shirt sale to raise money for a nonprofit I believed in, I was filled with trepidation. I’d be asking people to buy something, and I didn’t control the production. What if the shirts were scratchy?
I was forced to confront my fear when the shirts arrived, and the sizing was totally off. Here's how I dealt with it.Read More
In the past few years, numerous friends have mentioned that they're facing thyroid issues. Invariably, it seems like my sensitive, thoughtful friends are dealing with everything from hypothyroidism to thyroid dysfunction to thyroid cancer. It's made me want to look at the relationship of the thyroid and endocrine system to the nervous system.Read More
This advice from George Lakeoff is so relevant and thoughtful that I want it to be available for everyone to see and bookmark. The below is copied from a post I shared on Facebook.
Lakeoff's wisdom as a cognitive scientist applies to all of us beautiful voyagers moving through this difficult time in America. Hugs, everyone.Read More
These days the news is unprecedentedly grim. There's no getting around it. We've never had a more divisive culture in America. It is tearing apart families and instilling a deep feeling of panic in many, many people.
The Dead Sea Scroll is particularly harmful to mental health at a time like this. That's why I posted this simple message today on Facebook.Read More