Hands down best day ever in Paris. Here are all the things gone right. Adorable children listen in rapt attention as I first tell them the story of the Raft of the Medusa, then the Oath of the Horatii, in preparation for visit to the Louvre. This happened over a wonderful baguette-and-croissant breakfast. Visit to … Continue reading

Thoughts on Gaslighting

I started thinking about the subject of gaslighting recently, NOT because it relates to anything going on in my life right now, but because something outside of my life reminded me of the experience, and I realized, hey, I can actually blog about this without fear that someone in my life will read it and … Continue reading

Handling the Clutter

When I worked as a personal assistant, my primary job was to organize and simplify my boss’s life. I would arrive at the office approximately one hour before her. I would check her voicemail and open her mail (I imagine that were I doing this now, checking email would be a part of this routine). … Continue reading


I am trying to persevere, but I feel extraordinarily discouraged and overwhelmed on a daily basis. There is so much work to do on this project and not only am I not progressing quickly enough, I also just can’t see how I will ever be able to. Having these kinds of thoughts just reinforces that … Continue reading