Inspiring Women

Wendy Whelan’s Story Begs the Question: What’s Wrong with Seeing a Woman in Decline?

Wendy Whelan’s Story Begs the Question: What’s Wrong with Seeing a Woman in Decline?

I need a reminder now and then that getting older is a good thing. I found one in Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan, an extraordinary documentary about her retirement from the New York City Ballet. Here’s a piece I wrote about it for The Huffington Post — Wendy […]

Happy International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, I devoted much of mine to editing and uploading to Pinterest 64 pics of the best signs (and crowd shots) I saw at Women’s March Los Angeles. I hope this collection makes you feel as good about both of these […]

7 Anxiety-Reducing Truths I Was Reminded of at the BlogHer Conference

7 Anxiety-Reducing Truths I Was Reminded of at the BlogHer Conference

One week ago today, I left the Los Angeles Blogher Conference feeling something I doubted I could: empowered by the experience. As much as I had wanted to go, my anxiety told me I would hate every minute of it and, worse, that I would hate […]

How Cameron Diaz Helped Me Deal with the Anxiety of Aging

How Cameron Diaz Helped Me Deal with the Anxiety of Aging

Toward the end of one of my play productions a few years back, the actresses and I were having one last get together before we said our goodbyes (none of whom were Cameron Diaz, by the way, in case there’s any chance that needs clarifying). […]

Was Emily Dickinson’s Seclusion Social Anxiety or a Practical Choice?

Was Emily Dickinson’s Seclusion Social Anxiety or a Practical Choice?

At a party 4 or 5 years ago, a friend of mine told someone I’d just met that it was unusual for me to get out of the house like this because I’m always home writing. She told this person that because that’s what I’d […]