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The secret weapon for helping people with Aspergers succeed as adults


I coached this guy Tanner who invented a thing to make milk flow smoothly in tubes and now he’s a millionaire tech CEO.

Grit is overrated; the hardest worker never wins


The people with the most grit are really poor or really neglected and they overcome those circumstances. But why aspire to that?

If past worrying was unnecessary then future worrying is too


ComPsych is this place that puts out research about how employees feel, and it turns out that feelings are generational.

Everyone was right. About everything.


Everyone who said that me moving with the kids to Swarthmore would be the end of my marriage is probably right.

What justifies relocating a family?


I am cooking but it’s in a slow cooker. I’m resisting my rental apartment oven because I have a $12,000 oven at the farm that no one is using, and maybe that wouldn’t be so frustrating to me if I didn’t also have  $35,000 piano at the farm that no one is using.

Moving doesn’t solve all your problems but I moved anyway


I am writing this on my new dining room table, in my new apartment. We live above Dunkin’ Donuts, and I told this kids absolutely no buying a donut ever.

Trump’s election tells us that we’re all a bunch of liars


Last night my husband and I woke up in the middle of the night to talk politics. We didn’t talk about how surprised we were.

Feminism fails because women are full of shit. Oh, and go Cubs!


I’m in the Houston airport waiting to fly home and I am sad that I’m not with my kids. It doesn’t feel fun to fly around the country making deals when you have a home life that depends on you.

My forbidden fantasy: voting for Trump


I am not voting for Trump. And I think Hillary is a liar and I’m voting for her anyway. Also, I love Ivanka so much I can’t stop Googling to find more tidbits about her.

How to give a compliment


I am in a hotel room watching Melissa follow the rules for dating. She is sprawled out on the sofa reading while I brush my teeth with her toothbrush because I forgot mine.

Best way to stop emotional eating? Try emotional working.


My husband comes in the room. While I’m working. I say, “I’m doing a webinar about happiness.” [At first I was not going to put a link to the webinar here, because people do not talk in links, and I’m writing dialogue.

How to date when you have a big job


Melissa is not going to move in with the next guy she dates. Even though Melissa and I are both completely incompetent at all things social, we can see that Melissa has moved in with three guys who were never going to marry her, so she has to stop doing that.

What homeschooling and job-hopping trends have in common


Those are my co-founders for Brazen Careerist. Here’s what the site looks like now. Hopefully the company will exit soon because I would really like to cash in my founder’s stock.

My 9/11 fifteen years later


In case you don’t know, I was at the World Trade Center when it fell. Here is the piece I wrote for Time magazine on that day.

Tips for negotiating with a liar


I told this guy, Brendan, that I would write about his baby bottles on my blog. Well, first I told him he had to pay me.

If you want to get married, make it your job to find a mate


In case you ever doubted how incredible the comments section of this blog is, Melissa found out her boyfriend was cheating on her from reading the comments section.

Happiness bootcamp: I read 10,000 studies so you don’t have to


This course includes four days of video sessions and email-based course materials. We’ll meet four days in a row, Nov.

I want to die


I typed that into the search box tonight. Google must have someone making this page of results very valuable.

The truth about working from home: It’s lonely


Maybe I actually do like working from home but I’m not liking it now because I’m not home. And I’m not working.

The reason we stink at solving our own problems


I am in the car with the Ex and the kids.  The Ex plays a Yeastie Girls CD, which was probably mine but he wanted it in the divorce.


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