32 Pistachio

32 Pistachios

2018 presented me with some new and interesting health challenges. In particular, going through severe abdominal pain and a ridiculous amount of bloating, led me to urgent care followed by a CT scan. The resulting diagnosis… a “bulky uterus.” My initial r ...

Embracing Ourselves as Works in Progress

Embracing Ourselves as Works-in-Progress

Aside from a select few stable geniuses, who perceive themselves as infallible, even the most intelligent among us, are mere works-in-progress. As we go about this daily journey we call life, we do our best, in light of our given circumstances, but often ...

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Help Yourself!

Let’s admit it, we all have helped ourselves to an extra free item that’s available for the taking. From T-shirts at a trade show, to food tasting samples at a store, to extra pieces of Halloween Candy sitting outside in a bowl with a “please take one” si ...

Kids’ Existential Observations

So today, I took my son (age 10) and his friend (age 8) for lunch and ice cream after they attended Apple Camp (which was totally amazing – by the way). Typically, in this type of scenario I would relatively disengage and immerse myself in work related t ...

Everything in the World Takes 4 Hours

Did you ever notice how many obligatory tasks, which are seemingly simple, wind up taking an exponentially (and annoyingly) longer time to complete than you think they should? Perhaps this is why the Mad About You episode entitled Sofa’s Choice with the t ...

Visiting the clearance section at Target revs me up

Teach Your Dollars to Have More Cents

My dad, Melvin Grossberg, ingrained in me at a very young age to “Teach your dollars to have more cents.” Though in his hallmark New York/New Jersey accent it sounds more like, “Teach ya dollas to have moah cents.” Thus began my zest for scouting out cou ...

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Bustin’ a Move in Boca

Recently, as part of my volunteer efforts at the Mandel JCC, I served on the special event committee for “Saturday Night @ The J Come Party Like it’s 1989.” In addition to crafting a fun and eventful night out, the event had a pivotal chartable component ...

Getting on the Ball

Getting on the Ball

Back in 2011 during my span as the Marketing Manager for a growing legal technology firm in New York City, I had developed back pain. To me, the obvious cause was the byproduct of sitting at my desk for many hours day-in-and-day-out. At the time, I didn’ ...

Stuck on Toilet Paper

Toilet Paper, Spinach and Stockings

Follow my blog with Bloglovin We’ve all had our fair share of awkward moments—well at least most of us have anyway. You know, the proverbial spinach in our teeth, toilet paper sticking to the bottom of our shoe, or gasp, a dangling booger. Whatever the e ...

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Life Hacks with Girdles and Panty Liners

As the saying goes, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Well, back in the day when preparing for my study abroad program at Tel-Aviv University in Israel, we were restricted to one large duffle bag for our luggage. Known as the girl in high school who ...