The lies I tell myself…that I fully intend to continue telling myself in 2020

Jodi Picoult, in Vanishing Acts, said, “You can fool yourself, you know. You'd think it's impossible, but it turns out it's the easiest thing of all.” This is my New Year's Resolution for 2020, because “there's that horrible-beautiful moment, that bitter-sweet impasse where you know that somebody is bullshitting you but they're doing it with …

Women’s Voices: We Have Something To Say

Here in the deepest rural south of France, a small group of writing women have decided that they have got something on their minds. If you thought that here in the sun-blessed south of France, we sit around on sun loungers next to the pool, sip some vintage rosé and read the latest blockbusters the …

Stress Management Made Easy: Creating Sanctuaries

Sometimes we find ourselves in situations so disturbing that no matter how hard we have worked at self-development, no matter how many self-help books we have read , no matter how many courses we took about effective stress management, we feel overwhelmed. Lost. Those times when you feel as if you are being tossed about …

Coping With Stress By Helping Others Cope With Stress

This sounds like an oxymoron. Could you possibly help someone else cope with their stress when you feel totally overwhelmed by the amount of stress you have to deal with yourself? The answer to that question is Yes, you can. Until recently, I firmly believed that to help others, you should at least be fairly …