The Pain of Pleasure

This is my first of a series of live conversations with you about what matters most to me.

My Top 5 Funniest TTBG Radio Shows

I’m attracted to darkness. I feel like it’s the way we connect the deepest with each other. It’s not often that I meet a friend for lunch and be like… “…aaaaaak, life is going sooooo great for me. I’m soooo happy! I’m satisfied and rich and feel so loved ALL THE TIME” and then she’s like… “me too! Life is just …

It's my Birthday. HURRAY HURRAY!

Birthdays are a big deal for me. I don’t know why but I’m 38 today and I give a shit about it. I give a shit about your birthday too, but I’ve noticed it’s a bit abnormal to expect a bunch of fan fair on your birthday after the age of say….18 so I like to fan fair myself a …

It’s my Birthday. HURRAY HURRAY!

Birthdays are a big deal for me. I don’t know why but I’m 38 today and I give a shit about it. I give a shit about your birthday too, but I’ve noticed it’s a bit abnormal to expect a bunch of fan fair on your birthday after the age of say….18 so I like to fan fair myself a …

My Friend David (Sedaris)…the saga continues.

I’ve been trying to become friends with David Sedaris for a few years now. It started at a dinner party when a drunk acquaintance told me that he offered to be her mentor. I started hyperventilating and asked how she responded to his offer. “I never wrote him back” she said. Story here. To me, this is the worst kind …

A conversation about grief, loss and how best to remember.

This is an incredible question.  I brought in an expert to answer it. Question: Hi Emelia, I have become close with the mother of my friend who committed suicide last year. We have only  gotten to know each other since her son/my friend passed, and it has been a very enriching relationship, I feel really grateful for the ability to …

Yoga Mom (the video)

Hey Ma! Videos of young, lithe, childfree women doing yoga in their panties got ya down? Make you feel like eating a bag of sour-cream-and-bacon chips at 9am? Or maybe quitting for good? Here’s the prescription. This shit is for real. xo, Em  

Working Out After Kids (pods and vids of my summer progress)

ADVICE COLUMN: I was recently asked “how do I lose weight? Should I lose weight? Is my husband a dick for not being into my recent weight gain? I decided to take these questions on through a live podcast and videos of my recent attempt at weight loss. In this post you will listen to a 5 min podcast of …

My Birthday. Same Ask Every Year. It’s Easy.

Every year on my birthday I put out the same ask. If you read my stuff weekly, if it’s ever made you laugh out loud or feel better about being miserable, if you’ve passed me on- then this is the week I’m asking for your love. You can COPY and PASTE the following links below, attach them to your email and send …