Give your gremlins a hug today.

I’ve  been struggling this past week. It’s to be expected. The gremlins of shame, anxiety and sadness are back. I am scrambling to make them go away. I know how to do this, right? If I just white knuckle it, work hard to dig out from this rut, pull myself up by...

Dear Sheryl Sandberg.

Dear Sheryl, I hear you have a book coming out soon, something about us women needing to hit the accelerator and “lean in” even more than we are now. Apparently, you feel that we still have way more work to do and are offering advice. Your...

Lessons from the tortoise and clumps of wax.

I was just remarking how slowly February has passed.  Each day has felt like a full 24 hours. When I look at my calendar I think, oh cool there is still a week left of this month. I promise, I am not trying to make you envious. I have lived this month in stark...

Emeryville, I’m Listening.

Coffee Gal: So how was your birthday? Rude Dude: Oh…yeah well Girl tried to kill herself last night. (Snicker Snicker) Coffee Gal: What? Rude Dude: Well, yeah it was a cry for help or something. ANYWAY, she took a bunch of penicillin. Coffee Gal: (Laughs) Ohh god!...

Storm on the Horizon

One of my favorite things in the world is noticing the shifting moods of the San Francisco Bay. I can always appreciate something that changes with the wind. Sometimes the bay is serene and inviting and at other times it feels the wind and oncoming mist are can push a...