Archive for March, 2020

Meet Later in Life Mother Amy Klein: Interview by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_29752" align="alignleft" width="300"] Amy Klein headshots in Central Park on March 8, 2020[/caption] AGE: 48 RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married RESIDENCE: NYC I’m a journalist who writes about health and later, fertility. I had New York Times column following my journey through fertility and now a book, The Trying Game: Get Through Fertility Treatment and Get Pregnant ...

Prescriptions for Life on an Even Keel by Pamela Francis


I never wanted to be a doctor. Or a nurse, for that matter. Or even a psychotherapist. When I dispense my "healing advice" there's no appointment necessary, no copay, no danger of an ensuing malpractice suit. You can take it or leave it and I won't badger you about when's ...

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy by Kara Kinney Cartwright, book excerpt, Just Don’t Be An Asshole


The goal of school is to get the heck out of school, preferably by graduating, so you can get a job that pays money, move out, wash your own underwear, and get a sex life.* The best way to graduate is to not fail. The best way to not ...

40 & Fabulous in Frames


One day, you’re 39 years and 364 days old, blissfully basing your fashion choices on tried and tested brands and stores that you’ve relied upon for years. The next day, you’re 40, and something strange and sinister and wholly unexpected happens: you start to question whether certain high street brands ...

Women on Fire: Stories from the Frontlines: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


Fired up with emotion, 12 women took to a cool, industrial-looking space, each to deliver a short monologue with fervor....some with humor, others with passion. From Louis CK to Bill Cosby to Roman Polanski to President Clinton to President Trump, an array of subjects were taken on.  Written and Directed by ...

First Relationships by Dr. Amy Alamar, author, The Parenting Project (Book Excerpt)


Heart-based conversations are crucial in defining and maintaining relationships. The relationship you have with your child is the foundation for all other relationships in his life. According to attachment theory, as postulated by John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth, a child’s ability to securely attach to an adult begins within the ...

Recognizing a Mistake and Learning From It by Dr. Amy Alamar, author, Parenting for the Genius (Book Excerpt)


With reflection on your decisions, you can make opportunities to learn from your mistakes. By now you should realize that learning from your mistakes is one of the mantras in this book. It’s ok to make that mistake so long as you - come on, you know what I’m going ...

A Sign of the Times: Show Review by Jo Mispel


[caption id="attachment_29739" align="alignleft" width="300"] (photo by Russ Rowland)[/caption] Time. How does our relationship to it change our understanding of, and ability to process, loss? How do we find agency for meaningful action when collective forces seem to hold us in an overwhelmed inertia? Can a philosophizing ex Physics teacher, standing on ...