How to stop the worry machine

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably read or watched a few scary news stories about unusual heartbeats, headaches, skin rashes, memory lapses, or other frightening symptoms that made you doubt your own health, sanity or longevity. In my latest Michigan Prime column, I talk about the increase in health-related worries as we age — […]

Why More Wasn’t Enough

For women of certain age, the folding of More magazine last month was a major disappointment, but not a big surprise. Few magazine editors know how to meet our needs or cater to our interests these days — and fewer advertisers represent us fairly. That’s my topic this month in Michigan Prime, delivered with your Sunday Detroit […]

Something beautiful every day

For years I’ve posted inspirational quotes to illustrate my photographs on Facebook. Last month I created a new blog to curate the photos in one place. Purely visual, “Something Beautiful Every Day: A Photo Diary” is an outgrowth of my personal challenge to find beauty and magic in ordinary moments, every single day. I scout […]

The last goodbye

“But she wasn’t around, and that’s the thing when your parents die: You feel like instead of going in to every fight with backup, you are going into every fight alone.” ― Mitch Albom, For One More Day No matter how old you are, losing a parent is a difficult rite of passage. In the April […]

Recovering perfectionist

“Perfectionism is the enemy of the people,” wrote Anne Lamott. “It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life.” Are you a perfectionist or a control freak? If so, you’ll relate to my new column in the February issue of Michigan Prime, delivered this weekend with your Sunday Detroit News and Free Press. Click […]

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