What is it like for a boy who is taught he needs to be tough to act like a man, but also feels fear? What is it like for a young man who isn’t supposed to show “weakness” and the only emotion that he can express is anger? This is the reality for many boys and young men growing up in the United States with a specific version of “masculinity” training.Read More
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“He was leaning over me on the sofa, kissing my neck. Then I realized he was also checking a new Bumble message on his phone.”
I was interviewed on the San Diego morning news along with Sabrina Must, the author of a new book on her personal dating disaster stories….Read More
Son of a bitch here it comes again. Loud stomping through the middle of my chest and across my solar plexus. The trumpets blaring the message of “ignorant American” and the clarinets playing an out-of-tune ditty about “feeling foolish.” The timpani add their insistent beat….Read More
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, published her book Lean In in 2013 to wide praise and coverage. But Sandberg’s veneer of success now has fundamental cracks. The more insights we glean into the kind of person Sandberg is, the easier it is to see what’s missing from her “Lean In” approach to women’s workplace empowerment….Read More
We all struggle at various times with relationships, communication, intimacy, or sex, and I find that cultivating the skill of mindfulness can have a profound impact on our happiness and fulfillment in these areas. I teach interactive, fun, and memorable workshops and lectures to women around these topics. Please consider me for your next women's event!