Advice: Do I like being depressed?

8 min. I can’t help but get all emotional. Also don’t “massage your feet.” That’s the lamest advice I’ve ever given.  Notes on the video above: 1. Stop. Be kind to the depression. He’s talking to you. I lie down every day with my hand on my heart. or stone on my chest and breathe and let it in. Like a …

Advice: How Do I Tell My Family I Hate Christmas?

This question a woman sent me brought me out of “Advice Column” retirement it’s so easy to answer, and deeply relatable. Under 4 min. Filmed while breastfeeding… …and when I google imaged “I hate Christmas” for an image to include in this post, a picture I TOOK OF MY SON was the first to show up. So…let’s just say we …

Crying is Radical

I feel a lot all the time but mostly I feel vulnerable and soft and these are not comfortable feelings for me to share publically. I can feel anger, righteous indignation, power, fear: but feeling vulnerable and crying (in front of people)…that’s my edge. And I’m all about walking the tightrope so the series about feelings begins here, on the …

Just 15 minutes a day of being nice to myself…

Put the oxygen mask on yourself before you put it on your kids. Oprah calls it ‘radical self care.” It’s not about “treating yo’self.” It’s about survival. …and if you’re in need of some inspiration. This is what ME TIME could look like.

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 …