- Boulder, Colorado,
- October 22
- Family, marital, and individual psychotherapist. Mother to four who no longer need my services but still enjoy my love as I do theirs. I specialize in stepfamily dynamics and difficult transitions. I try to write from the heart with a sense of vulnerability, humor and a frank look at myself.
Art shown: "Four Pots" by Lindsey Leavell
MY RECENT POSTS
- The Lost Art of Kissing
August 24, 2012 03:03AM
- Politics, A 911 Call, and Love
August 06, 2012 01:38AM
- When The Fires Burn
July 24, 2012 07:00PM
- The Call
July 28, 2011 08:45AM
- AA, San Francisco Style
March 07, 2012 02:27AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “What a great post! Loved
all of it and will be sharing
May 24, 2013 12:00AM
- “Ben Sen once wrote a
post about his wife that
shifts in this
May 06, 2013 08:39PM
- “Loved this! And will
always think of you and our
time on the
April 17, 2013 01:57PM
- “A poignant and often
experienced story. The pain of
April 11, 2013 10:07AM
- “Love your writing always
and this story. Crazy about
instinct on the
March 24, 2013 12:48PM
- MY LINKS
(My good friend, full of life at mid-life)
I’m all teary right now, a regular mess. I’ve been working on a baby shower invitation for one of my best friends and just sent it out. Flashes and images of my own children as babies are/… Read full post »
Where in the world was Ellen? Ellen is off to a terrible start as the newest American Idol judge. She was a "no show" and we were stuck with Posh Spice.
© 2002 by Brigette Lacombe
“I’m 60, and I’m playing the romantic lead! Bette Davis is rolling over in her grave!” These are the words of Meryl Streep as she graces the cover of the current January Vanity Fair issue.
Boarding a plane… Read full post »
AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 9 PREMIERS ONE WEEK FROM TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!
No, you did not just wake up from a bad dream.
A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life. ~Isadora James
Today is my sister Cathy’s birthday. You all know her/… Read full post »
You know what they say about people who choose to become therapists? CRAZY.
C R A Z Y. I can’t say that I disagree. However, there is a disclaimer. I was not CRAZY until today. Today I became crazy. Why you ask? Because I was trying to co… Read full post »
Call me a phony, call me superficial, call me a disappointment to feminism and women in general. I really don’t care. One advantage of being in the half a century fun group is, it’s just really none of your business and I don’t give a rip what you think.&nb… Read full post »
Starting in junior… Read full post »
It was first thing in the morning and he came into my office with hesitation and reluctance. It was clear to me that showing up at that ungodly hour was the last place this 15-year-old boy* wanted to be. His coming to see me was not his choice;… Read full post »
Designer: Eliana Lorena
I have to admit that when I first read the new… Read full post »
(CAT FIGHT! OH HOW WE LOVE A CAT FIGHT!)
I had a fitful and restless sleep last night. I tossed and turned…images of angry women, bitter women accusing other angry and bitter women of all sorts of devious and manipulative acts.
“She’s a bitch!”
&ld… Read full post »
(Supporters of the repeal of gay marriage celebrate their "victory")
I woke up this morning to unexpected news. Maine had gone mad and had followed in the crazy footsteps of California. Seriously? Please tell me this didn’t happen…again!
Who ar… Read full post »
Rejection: verb; dismiss as inadequate, inappropriate, or not to one’s taste.
Rejection is a necessary and unavoidable part of being a human being. Some would argue that rejection is good…it keeps our egos in check, keeps us humble, and helps us to become more compassionate/… Read full post »
("I'm not a dirty old man, I'm a sexy senior citizen.")
“Ding dong the dick is dead, dick is dead, dick is dead, ding dong the wicked dick is dead, hi ho, hi ho….”
Wanda Sykes, another brilliant philosopher and psychotherapist disguised as a comedian, sings this… Read full post »
(This was my original avitar when I joined Open Salon over a year ago...it's also the perfect visual for how embarrassed I was...read the post...you'll see what I mean)
Who is stalking the youth of America? What predator tracks down every move, every breath of the young and nubile? When did it become the norm that generation gaps have less gaps and m… Read full post »
The newlywed Obamas when they believed in Happy Ever After (1992)
Tongues are wagging. Oh do tell!
In his soon to be released book, “Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage”, author Christopher Andersen “exposes” the dark side of/… Read full post »
I was a racist little girl. It’s hard to admit this. Who wants to admit that? The memory was stored away safely in a locked up compartment of my mind. But with racism being exhibited in loud and ugly ways as of late, that memory is claustrophob… Read full post »
Planeloads of victims from Hurricane Katrina flew to the mountains of Colorado to deposit their suddenly homeless passengers to a place where worries of oceans gone wild weren’t a concern.
I worked with these victims for t… Read full post »
I just spent a spectacular several days with my four twentyish-old children. I had the time of my life, even though there were several times when they severely annoyed me.
One of the main things that annoyed me was the continual texting on the cell phones… Read full post »
(The mosquito and I have a lot in common...we're both annoying)
Sometimes, on the rarest of occasions, I annoy the hell out of my children. I know, right? How could this be? I mean, it’s ME. And as far as I’m concerned, I’m so unannoyable/… Read full post »
Oh geez. I hope my kids don't read this. I really don't. They're good about reading my stuff but it's usually with a little prodding and a bribe from me involving George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
Even though this post is not about ME, they will hate the fact that… Read full post »
I knew that headline would grab you! You guys are so easy to hook.
We had the most wonderful, fun time with one another. We were strangers, but never strangers. You'd swear it was a reunion of friends from long ago. Robin Sneed wrote a delightful post. Pictures sa… Read full post »