A short reflection on turning right As a kid I knew I would group up to be a psychologist. I flirted with a law and film career for a bit and then returned to my intellectual “motherland.” As I near the end of my Australia trip where I […]
I love to travel, try new foods (both simple and "exotic"), ingest caffeine, and watch political news coverage. Im a big pop culture junkie who isnt afraid to say she loves "In Touch" Magazine! A social marketing expert and psychologist by training who works in the public health field trying to bring a little common sense to it all.
All the world is my television and I like to provide commentary on it.
Reach for the stars while the heart wheezes Flush the flesh Bite the foot Syomp the hand Belt out a lyrical storm Primp the surrounding green sea Fiercely piercing the wide-eyes pupils The lightning flashes hand-whisk the mind While the heart wheezes on by Go […]
Stuck on a Langoliers-type flight: Tips for how to get through bad flights Happy Travel Tuesday! In the past three weeks I have had, what some may refer to as, bad flights. In one such flight, my plane circled our intended airport for 40 minutes and then eventually […]
A Container For the Collective Grief and Somber International AIDS Conference Upon landing in Melbourne, after 26 hours of feeling discombobulated in the air with a five year old in tow, I found out about the downed MH17 flight over Ukraine. At first, there were estimates that […]
Silly thing, you were not taught well I flicked you far, far away With not even a single thought Yet you came back with sway Silly thing, you were not well taught Crushed under the weight I stomped even more There was no other real fate Your bought […]
Let the bubbles take it all away: No more rebel yells It seemed like a lost cause But the sun has risen And we are startled at how mightily it shines To roar back To pull from behind To give it one’s all Triteness Ennui Deja vu Let […]
The Five Second Rule Life Lesson My son dropped his Oreo cookie onto the floor and he looked mighty sad. He knew he was just supposed to have one cookie I soothed his worry way by letting him know about the five second rule. That wonderful rule […]
From up in the air: I present you wood chips in motion I am up at 35,000 feet in the air flying to the land down under. Everything is a bit topsy turvy and I am a bit discombobulated. While road tripping the deep south of […]
Answer me this Grasshopper: why is there poop in the hallway? The Cure’s worse song in my opinion is “Friday, I’m in love”. How did they go from all-angst to an exuberant ode to love? Anyway, I digress (as I’m wont to do). It is Wednesday and […]
Clarice Starling, Indiana Jones and Buffy: living out their fanciful scenes in day to day life It seems that nowadays everyday serves as a test of character. At every turn, there is an ethical dilemma, a quest to do the right thing and a desire to […]