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    We the People of the Divided States of America

    Today I have to speak about what has been weighing heavily on my heart. Normally I write about healing from divorce, navigating new relationships and the reflections of dating in your forties, which can be exhausting, but often times humorous. Today I want to talk about another kind of healing. A healing that needs to take place in our country and the divide that is tearing it apart. I am a white woman brought up in privilege by my Irish immigrant parents. I lived in a small white town and never had to think about my race or anyone else’s…

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    Sex in the Suburbs

    What better way to lick my wounds and mend my bruised ego after another failed attempt at finding love than to binge watch five hours the Sex in the City marathon. Judge me all you want but what the hell…

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    Reflections of Each Other

    I opened up one of my journals last night after waiting for a phone call that never came. As I sit here reading the words of affirmation that I wrote last year suddenly I was saddened by what has happened…

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    Get Your Mind Right

    These are strange days we are living in. We are forty days into quarantine and one day just blends into another. Going into the grocery store feels like the apocalypse is coming with everyone wearing facemasks and hoarding toilet paper.…

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    The New Dating Game

    I’m noticing a shift in the dating game. Not only will this pandemic change our everyday lives in the days, weeks, months, perhaps even years to come, but also it will also change the way we connect to one another.…

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    Quarantine Dating

    I don’t know about all of you but this quarantine has got me all in my feelings–big time. One minute I’m laughing at all the ridiculous memes on social media and the next I find myself crying watching Sleepless in…

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    Socially Distanced

    Needless to say, this Coronavirus has put a little damper on my dating life. Not that it was great before a world pandemic caused us to isolate ourselves for weeks…maybe months but at least I could entertain the notion of…

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    Letting ‘Em Down Easy

    After the disastrous date last weekend with the guy who talks to dead people about Trump being re-elected, I decided not to give up and get back up on the proverbial horse. Why I don’t know. Maybe because I have…

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    Part II – The Aftermath

    I honestly don’t even know where to begin. This was one of the strangest dates I’ve ever been on and that’s saying A LOT! Let me preface my next statement with the fact that he was a very sweet person…

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    Before and After-Part I

    I’ve been inspired to do a little “self-experiment”. No, nothing weird but it has become more and more apparent that I have major hang-ups about dating and sex. I’m kind of old-fashioned when it comes to sex, yet when I’m…