Psychobabble: A blog for Teens+Parents+Adults

September 28, 2018

As I stow my tote bag under the seat in front of me, I silently congratulate myself for purchasing the plane tickets far enough in advance to secure a coveted aisle seat. I will not be trapped between two strangers, nor will I be squished next to a window. Husband occu...

March 27, 2018

Born in 1966, my age makes me one of the first members of Generation X. My kids are Millenials, born near the end of Generation Y. Given that, it's no surprise that the role of technology in our respective formative years could not be more different. As a teen, many of...

March 8, 2018

A perfectionist by definition, I’ve often wondered whether I am good at something because I like doing it, or if I like doing it because I’m good at it. When I took up golf eight years ago so Husband and I would have a common interest once we emptied our nest, my quest...

February 23, 2018

I don’t personally know anyone whose life was touched by the loss of a child, parent, friend, or coworker at Columbine, Sandy Hook or Las Vegas. Or anyone whose sense of safety in those communities was forevermore called into question after a mass murder. The shooting...

February 17, 2018

I have always been a Dog Person. Socially anxious as a kid, I preferred the company of the family pet over that of my own peers. So I was devastated to discover as an adult and new mom that I had developed a dog allergy. 

My obstetrician told me this can happen after pr...

January 30, 2018

On a lark I once consulted an astrologist. Yael was about 6 feet tall and nearly as wide. Israeli by birth, Yael's style of astrological reading matched her Hebrew-accented English: a bit harsh.

YAEL: (barely glancing at the "birth chart" she had prepared) Your parents....

January 13, 2018

Looking Outside Yourself to Discover the Light Within


It’s taken nearly half a century for me to realize that when I travel, it’s not so much the experience of a new destination I have been wanting. What I truly seek is a new experience of myself. No plane, train, autom...

January 7, 2018

In my phone contacts, I list my husband as "A Love of My Life". That's not quite accurate because I have only one Love. But starting with "A" instead of "The" puts him at the top of my list, literally. Which is exactly where he belongs as far as I'm concerned. Still, I...

February 21, 2017

Saving it for the eulogy is too late 

My brother-in-law Jack had no love lost for his mother-in-law. One of many points of contention between the two was Jack’s reckless driving. Lillian would shriek from the back seat every time she got into his car: “Jack! I’m going t...

February 21, 2017

We all hate standing in line. We hate it even more when someone has the nerve to cut. If you’re like most people, you probably hold your tongue and roll your eyes. Nobody likes to cause a scene. What would people think!

I’m like most people. Until this one time when I w...

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I write about my own "A-ha!" Moments as well as my "Uh-Oh" ones.  Therapists are people too . . . 

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