Right Before Your Eyes

Right Before Your Eyes

  While indulging in my guilty pleasure of reading People magazine, I learned Renee Zellweger, who’s been out of the spotlight for several years, has been dating a longtime friend for 4 years. Despite knowing each other for years, their romance didn’t begin until mid-life. Coincidentally, a friend filled me in on her own new romance with a guy who’s been in her life platonically for at least 10 years. For whatever reason, they never connected on a romantic level until now. Or was there a reason? In the case of Renee Zellweger, her work schedule left little time for self-care or a personal life, which ultimately led to burnout. She exited, stage left. She removed herself from the spotlight….

Squealing for a Tune-Up

Squealing for a Tune-Up

When my college classmate, whom I’ll rename Maggie, started her car, the sound blasting out of the radio was so loud I was nearly ejected through the sunroof with fright. Maggie would apologize and explain that her car had been making a funny noise. She kept turning up the volume on the radio so she wouldn’t hear the sound of her car squealing for a tune-up. Maggie didn’t want to take the time or spend the money to get the car fixed. Eventually I learned to brace myself upon impact when the car started, because Maggie ignored her car problems for a very long time. Ultimately, the car would break down at the worse possible place and time, such as…