Simmer but don’t Burn: Letting go of Bitterness

In response to today’s Daily Prompt: Simmer , I’ve decided to write about how and why I value “letting go” of painful situations and experiences. I grew up on the higher end of the middle class spectrum in Queens, New York. My childhood was filled with generally “normal” things: class field trips, curiosity, some bullying/teasing, … More Simmer but don’t Burn: Letting go of Bitterness

Y’all Still Together?: When Friends Don’t like Your Man

My best friend has a habit of holding on to perceived offenses, and then disclosing those feelings at random times. In the 22 years of our friendship, I’ve pretty much mastered the art of knowing how to navigate her Capricorn-ness. So it came as a surprise when she told me a few years ago that … More Y’all Still Together?: When Friends Don’t like Your Man

Time to Skidaddle: Leaving an Unfulfilling Job

It’s been a while  since I’ve discussed issues surrounding the workplace and since my personal and professional life tend to move in tandem, it’s time I share my personal tips on knowing when and  how to leave a job. There are plenty of articles that do a great job of listing signs that it’s time to quit. … More Time to Skidaddle: Leaving an Unfulfilling Job

“I’m Not Ready” and Other Lies Men Tell

“Why do women let themselves be taken advantage of?” he asked, as he took another swig of beer. My friend was pissed. He’d been dating a girl who was beautiful, smart, ambitious, and kind.  And she was stuck on a guy who “wasn’t ready for a relationship”. I sympathized with him because I, too, have been … More “I’m Not Ready” and Other Lies Men Tell

#SecureTheBae : Your 6-week guide to boo loving on Valentine’s Day

You probably read the title of this post and immediately thought “Oh [bleep], Valentine’s Day is 6 weeks away?!” Time flies when Trump is president – elect.  (By the way, we’re all gonna die.) Anyways, I’ve written about the joys of being single on Valentine’s Day and I’m a huge proponent of cherishing your own company. … More #SecureTheBae : Your 6-week guide to boo loving on Valentine’s Day