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Hey, Let’s Talk About Vaginal Dryness!

Hey, Let’s Talk About Vaginal Dryness!

My BFF Lori is my go-to-gal when I want an unfiltered opinion. She always tells it like it is, and calls me on my shit whether I want her to or not.  We had brunch last week, and in between Heuvos Rancheros and coffee I…

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Most People Lie on their Dating Profile. Should You?

Most People Lie on their Dating Profile. Should You?

Shortly after my friend Mary got engaged, she discovered her fiancé had fibbed about his age. “I was cleaning my apartment, and found his passport,” she recalls. “His date of birth showed that he was five years older than he told me he was.” Naturally,…

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A Post for Nick & Julie on their 50th Anniversary

A Post for Nick & Julie on their 50th Anniversary

I was a flower girl at my Aunt Julie and Uncle Nick’s wedding 50 years ago. I don’t remember much other than the feeling of their nuptials being a very important occasion, and running around the fancy tables at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal…

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Till The Cows Come Home

Till The Cows Come Home

Just in case you think I’m just a pretty face who only writes about touchy-feely topics, I will have you know that I have two short pieces in the current issue of This magazine. This is celebrating its 50th anniversary in print this year, and…

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A Story About Swinging and Everlasting Love

A Story About Swinging and Everlasting Love

I’ve had the privilege of speaking to so many women and men about their relationships over the past few years since I’ve started this blog. Every story is interesting but some teach you more about love than others. The following interview is with “Meredith” (a married…

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Kendall and Kylie (Yes, I’m Writing About The Kardashians)

Kendall and Kylie (Yes, I’m Writing About The Kardashians)

My older son Jake graduated from university this spring. After four years living on the east coast he packed his books, bass guitar, laptop and came home. Oh, and he packed his girlfriend Michelle too.  They are living here for the summer before they head…

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3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Play Hard To Get

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Play Hard To Get

Perhaps you heard the advice from your mother, or a well-meaning friend. Or maybe you read a book like “The Rules” that convinced you to never call a guy first, accept a date at the last minute, or offer to pay for coffee. In other…

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Playing in the Ashes – Three Years Later

Playing in the Ashes – Three Years Later

I just finished reading Aziz Ansari’s book Modern Romance. Ansari is a stand-up comic, has a show on Netflix and was in Parks and Recreation. He wasn’t on my radar but John thought the book seemed like one I should read. And when your husband…

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Why Mr. Right May Be Too Good To Be True

Why Mr. Right May Be Too Good To Be True

The Situation Many years ago, an older relative grew concerned about my limited dating history. “You are waiting for a knight in shining armour,” he admonished. It’s not like I didn’t share his concerns. I also worried that perhaps I was being too picky, and…

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My Head Start

My Head Start

Let’s do a small visualization exercise. Close your eyes.   When you hear someone described as “a talented emerging writer,” what do you see?   I see a 20-something woman, five years out of J-school. She has subtle purple streaks in her asymmetrically-cut dark hair,…

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