On Aging

I was at a wedding Saturday with a lot of women in their 20s and 30s in sexy dresses, their youthful skin aglow. And even though I was 20 or 30 years ... Read more

Why I Did It

I was a little hesitant getting on the subway that Sunday morning, the day that the New York Times magazine ran my portrait on its front ... Read more

Those Who Love

Those who love the most Do not talk of their love; Francesca, Guenevere, Dierdre, Iseult, Heloise In the fragrant gardens of heaven Are silent, ... Read more

The Simplicity of Tea

"Tea is an act complete in its simplicity." —Thich Nhat Hanh When I drink tea, there is only me, and the tea. The rest of the world ... Read more

Ten Tips for a Happier Life

When will you be happy? Will you be happy when you find the perfect partner, save up enough to take that trip, when your children get straight A’s, ... Read more


Feeling pretty has never been a priority in my life. Feeling smart, talented, adventurous, capable, interesting, witty, etc., have all taken ... Read more

What to Do When Your Relationship is Not Working Out

“Relationship” is defined as ‘the way in which two or more people or organizations regard and behave toward each other.’ It could be a work-related ... Read more