PICKUP IN AISLE TWELVE: After a would-be suitor tails her to a grocery store checkout, Angie Wharton confronts the grim realities of her post-divorce dating options. Niggling guilt, a fickle resolve and easy access to her sister’s dinner table have kept her on the sidelines, but her brother-in-law’s patience –and supplies of cabernet are running low.
Pressed into posting an online dating profile, Angie decides to take the offense before love passes her by. But navigating this virtual world of blurred photos and lonely hearts will require her to create both a roadmap and a new understanding of herself.
Lipstick? Check. Eye contact? More or less. Awkward moments? Uh huh.
STUFFING SANDWICHES DOWN MY SHIRT… STRATEGIES AND INSPIRATION FOR CRUTCH USERS: An upbeat approach to one-footed living, this book delivers practical ideas for maximizing the temporary challenges asssociated with a casted leg and crutch use. The author, a single mom of three, found humor to be critical in making her post-op recovery time a fulfilling and, surprisingly, fun experience. Gym workouts, grocery shopping and even happy hours still happened —she deemed her cast to be “better than a puppy” in facilitating human connection. Now on Amazon.
TIPS FROM THE TIGHTROPE
As an advice columnist for Salary.com, I receive a lot of reader questions and emails regarding work/family balance. You can read a little of my story (and reader emails) here:“Boost Your Work/Life Balance.” TIPS FROM THE TIGHTROPE covers the rest of it: Relationships, divorce, dating, personal health, overall life fitness and inspiration to be your best self. If you have a question or topic idea that pertains to these life segments, please include “Tips From the Tightrope” in your subject line. Thanks!
Struggling with career decisions? Here’s an article I wrote for Salary.com (where you will also find my “Boost Your Work/Life Balance” advice column). 8 Reasons You Should Turn Down That Job Offer Just Because You Were Offered the Job Doesn’t Mean You…
While our Naked Hot Tub* conversations generally generate the more emotionally bare topics, this one happened as we sat fully clothed in a fully filled restaurant. It was a birthday lunch, and not surprising that it launched a reflective look back. The actual birthday fell…
Once upon a time, my aspirations to write were far greater than the material available to me. This stemmed partly from family taboos that sidelined the most worthy stuff, but mainly, it was due to my fairly ordinary and predictable life. Normal ups, normal downs…
As an advice columnist for Salary.com, I receive a lot of reader questions and emails regarding the blending of work and family. You can read a little of my story (and reader emails) here:
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