The author of Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone: Advice Your Mom Would Give If She Thought You Were Listening reveals those painful but transformational moments we all have in common.
It's another type of mourning, she says.
It's not the kids who are at fault for "ruining" their mother's lives. You can instead thank a feminist movement that has failed women.
Wake up to your life. You won’t get this time back.
"I regret any pain I caused to them, but I can't change it."
A few days ago, I was talking to "Colorado Clint," a very successful TV showrunning friend of mine. We've known each other
Fine, I am NOT the person I thought I would be. But maybe that's okay.
When you feel disappointed, you are feeling deprived of something you thought was already in motion. If you're feeling like you have an "appointment" with a promotion or a successful presentation or a new love, having that thing not work out is especially crushing because it was kind of a done deal inside your mind.
My grandfather died in 2012. At the funeral in South Carolina, my brother and I sat on either side of my grandmother. My grandparents had split on a hot, muggy August night in 1977.
"What I wouldn't give for a moment of peace and calm." This was the thought I had a few days ago on a particularly hectic day running errands, running my business, and parenting my four-and-a-half month old.