Are you wearing pants?

My husband tipped me off to an apparently popular question being asked during work conference calls these days: “Are you wearing pants?” This joke goes to the heart of the

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“Things Should Be Different”

“Coping During Coronavirus” Series, Part 10 of 10. What do you do when you feel stuck in a situation that is unfair, or seems completely wrong? “Things should be different!”

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When to Take the Easy Path

“Coping During Coronavirus” Series, Part 8 of 10. Many of us a struggling now, amid this crazy pandemic, figuring out how we can be good at everything-at-once: working, parenting, taking

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Recalculating

“Coping During Coronavirus” Series, Part 7 of 10. In recent posts, I’ve been drawn to introspection: REcognition (and embarrassment), REcovery (and comeback), and now – REcalculating, the idea I borrowed

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What’s Not Broken

“Coping During Coronavirus” Series, Part 6 of 10. Wisdom comes at the expense of having broken something important – friendships, habits, glasses, heels, codes, hearts, dishes, connections… So, it’s logical

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When We Can’t Bulletproof Our Lives

“Coping During Coronavirus” Series, Part 5 of 10. This topic keeps coming up in NYC after 9/11, after all the school shootings, and hurricanes, literal and metaphorical. Now, during a

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You’re a BBC Dad now

“Coping During Coronavirus” Series, Part 4 of 10. One of the greatest concerns parents have been expressing this week as they work from home, with kids around, isolated from elderly

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A Way Through Uncertainty

“Coping During Coronavirus” Series, Part 3 of 10. Whether you are ready to acknowledge it or not, you’re a wayfifnder – someone who can “know as you go”, not always

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Plan B for High Achievers

“Coping During Coronavirus” Series, Part 2 of 10. You’re smart and resourceful. You can afford to waste a little time if you choose to, because when you work, you work

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The New Normal: Everything Has Changed

For months now, I’ve kept my suitcase in the bedroom, because I packed and unpacked it so frequently over the past year. Finally, today, I put it away in the

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