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  • Lessons from women dumped by women

    If you’ve ever been dumped, ditched or unfriended by a woman friend, or girlfriend, then you know how devastating that loss feels. Friendships give us meaning and purpose. When we have our best gal pals around, we feel wanted, trusted and good about ourselves. The relationship with our women friends reduce stress and lift us up.… [Continue Reading]

    Lessons from women dumped by women
  • Motherhood’s one night stand in Rochester

    Rochester gets to hear from thirteen local women (and a man) in the city’s first-ever “Listen to Your Mother” one night stand!  I’m in this awesome cast and in celebration of Mother’s Day weekend, we’ll be giving a one-night-only performance at the Memorial Art Gallery on Friday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. Each of us will be reading a three… [Continue Reading]

    Motherhood’s one night stand in Rochester
  • Come along with me to Granada, Spain

    Life is about opportunities. The opportunity to travel to a foreign land is alluring for anyone who is curious about culture, but for five teenage boys who want to explore the culture of fútbol (soccer) in Spain – it is everything. Come along with me as I blog about my adventures with James, Rob, and four… [Continue Reading]

    Come along with me to Granada, Spain
  • How to reduce the fear of public speaking

    The mere thought of public speaking – that is speaking in front of a large audience – sends my stomach into knots, and turns me into a cold, clammy mess, and makes me have to pee. Apparently, I’m not alone. According to several studies, speaking in public is cited as one of the top fears for humans.… [Continue Reading]

    How to reduce the fear of public speaking
  • Do you know any Rochester Women to Watch?

    I’m pleased to share that I’m a contributing writer for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle‘s “Women to Watch.” The column runs on Tuesdays, and since I share duties with another writer, my interviews with Rochester women appear about every other week at herRochester.com  and in the print edition of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Living section. The Rochester women you… [Continue Reading]

    Do you know any Rochester Women to Watch?

Lessons from women dumped by women

Dumped - the book

If you’ve ever been dumped, ditched or unfriended by a woman friend, or girlfriend, then you know how devastating that loss feels. Friendships give us meaning and purpose. When we have our best gal pals around, we feel wanted, trusted and good about ourselves. The relationship with our women friends reduce stress and lift us up. […]

The inconvenience of life

mummy – Kristine Bruneau

I want to have a full and joyful life. I want to have a life overflowing with laughter, movement, grace and love – and inconvenience. I chose marriage. I chose motherhood. I chose writing. I chose to share my motherhood journey in front of strangers. I chose to work from home. My choices have brought me tremendous […]

Motherhood’s one night stand in Rochester

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Rochester gets to hear from thirteen local women (and a man) in the city’s first-ever “Listen to Your Mother” one night stand!  I’m in this awesome cast and in celebration of Mother’s Day weekend, we’ll be giving a one-night-only performance at the Memorial Art Gallery on Friday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. Each of us will be reading a three […]

7 reasons why I love Granada, Spain

churro + chocolate

When the plane touched down in Rochester, NY, I immediately felt deflated and melancholy. Days after returning home from our trip to Granada, Spain, I still couldn’t shake the weighted-down feeling. My energy was at an all-time low. I felt that my “old” life had became predictable, burdensome and unsatisfying. Perhaps it was the lack of […]