Welcome to Wellness Now!
What is The Wellness Now Blog? Well, it will encompass all things to bring you balance, health, laughter, and success while you work and raise a family without having a nervous breakdown. We talk about how to keep it all together and move forward…how to be balanced and sane and funny and creative and fit…Read More
On Becoming an Empty Nester
On Becoming an Empty Nester Have you noticed that there are parties when children “graduate” from nursery school (really?? They are 4 years old…one would hope that they will continue their education…). A few years later, there is the “moving up/graduation” extravaganza when the little ones finish 5th grade. At least in New York, this completion…Read More
A Map of My Heart
The boys were recently teasing me about which one of them I love or miss the most. As a parent, there are so few things that we can say without a doubt that we succeeded with…some are unknown for decades. Did I screw that up? How long will he be in therapy to get over…Read More
A Time for Contemplation
We know what time of year it is…December is nuts. There is decorating and gift buying and crowded parking lots and parties you really don’t want to go to and parties you really wish you could attend. Work is suddenly crazy busy. There is traffic and grumpy, rushed people. It is cold and icy. I…Read More
On Sending a Child to College…and Letting Go
For my friends and readers who are in the process of dropping off (or trying to recover from dropping off) their first-borns (or the baby…it doesn’t get easier, really) at college. I have been there. I know it hurts far more than you ever would have imagined when you were battling that ornery teen just…Read More
Get Off the Mundane Train (Be Happy Today)
What fires you up? What makes the difference between a mundane life and an extraordinary one? Is it being born into a perfectly functional family with unlimited funds and not a hint of illness, stressors, or strife? I don’t think so…at least I hope not as I imagine that such a family doesn’t even exist,…Read More
In My Life as Sitcom…
“In my life as sitcom” started as posts on my Facebook page, and more and more friends starting asking me to keep it together as a blog…or, who knows? perhaps someday a book! So, here it is. Often funny. Sometimes poignant. The life of a single mom/entrepreneur with 3 boys. There are bodily fluids and…Read More
Designing a Major for Your Life…Make it Amazing!
Ahhh, the first week back to school. Parents may have mixed emotions of relief, separation anxiety, disbelief of the rapid passage of time, elation, and a sense that it is time to focus again. As I sat at my laptop this morning trying to decide what my “back to school” message would be, it occurred…Read More
Making Time for the Art of Storytelling
Life is busy. Parenting is life on fast-forward-hyper-drive. There is so much to do from the logistics and hands-on caretaking (feeding, dressing, picking up the 4 million toys, going through the back packs, homework, more snacks, wiping faces and tears and bottoms), and the driving to school and driving to music and driving to sports…Read More
Lessons Learned Along the Way…I want a do-over!
If you have children or have ever been near them on the playground, they dole out wonderful life observations as a continuous stream of consciousness. That’s not fair. I want another chance. Let’s have a do-over. Let’s take turns on the jump rope. Along the way, some of these valuable lessons get lost, and some…Read More