My Other Writing

Brenda Ueland: “Anyone Can Write, Any Old Way”

Brenda Ueland: “Anyone Can Write, Any Old Way”

Does the fear of not being good enough hold you back from writing, or trying any other artistic endeavor? Brenda Ueland’s book, If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence, and Spirit, can help you get past this anxiety no matter the art […]

The Sweetest Boy She Never Knew

The Sweetest Boy She Never Knew

Has your anxiety ever convinced you to reject someone you really wanted to be with? I’m not talking about some obvious asshole, who you’re attracted to but know would be nothing but bad news. I’m talking about rejecting someone sweet, who seems like they’d be […]

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 […]

Female Friends United and Divided Over Women’s March and Trump

Female Friends United and Divided Over Women’s March and Trump

My good friend Danny Pulley went to the Women’s March on Washington. I sat down with Danny a few days after she got back to ask her about why she marched, the DC experience, and how she talked to her students about it (she’s a […]

Resolutions You Can Do Just Half the Time and Still Feel Good About

Resolutions You Can Do Just Half the Time and Still Feel Good About

If you like the sound of resolutions you can do just half the time and still feel good about, I’ve got some ideas for you. Check out my four resolution suggestions (whether you start in January or July) in my guest post for Outrageously Wonderful.