Posts Tagged‘Martha Beck’

Getting “Unstuck”

One of the hardest emails I ever wrote was to a celebrity named Martha Beck. Google her. She has at least 3 degrees from Harvard and is an amazing self-help guru. It went something like this: “Dear Martha, I am stuck….”  I know, I know, super profound. It was agonizing and embarrassing to write someone—especially a celebrity—to ask for help when I did not know what the problem was.  “Stuck” is the word a three-year-old uses when she discovers that she cannot climb off the toilet without assistance. I was 32 and had no words for what was wrong with me. TERRIFYING.…

#DRAT

If you’re old enough to know what drat means, then you already know what kind of week I’ve had. If you don’t know, drat feels like substantial annoyance combined with the need to eat something not “Oz approved” to cope with it. If I’m being honest, it went way beyond “drat.” I was going to post a picture of some waffles to help us all cheer up about the fact that there will be no grand wisdom from the blog this week, but, alas they were charging money for all the really good ones. And forget about waffles with creme fraiche. Then I thought kittens or…