What's on Your Mind

Working Through a Bad Mood

People pay me to get them out of a bad mood. After twenty years of doing just that, here’s my most common advice: 1) Don’t fight it. Fighting a bad mood is like panicking in quicksand—it can make things worse. If you can give yourself the…
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Back-Pocket Marriage Counselor

As we say goodbye to February, the month of love, I thought I would condense for you the less-obvious marital problems (with solutions!) I encounter in my practice. • Being Too Nice. Wha..?? That’s right. The little white lies couples use to keep the…
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Eliminating Rape

The Bill Cosby and UVA rape allegations are causing a stir especially here in Virginia. Rape not only decimates a woman’s confidence, self-esteem and the underpinnings of her emotional well being, but it sidelines a mother, wife, co-worker which negatively reverberates throughout our entire…
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A Twist on Relationship Violence

How many people have been affected by Ebola in the US this year? Three How many men have been physically abused by a woman this year? 3.2 million Recently a dinner conversation with physician friends strayed to Ebola. An ER physician and chairman who…
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Analyzing Robin's Suicide

  Everyone is asking me about it. One person offered to pay me for it. I’ve never seen this much interest in any one topic. Not 9-11. Not even the election of the first African American president of the U.S. So, here it is:…
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Don't Be a StepMonster

Summer.  No school, less work, more family time.  In today’s world that often means dealing with ex’s and step’s and all that blended families have to offer.  Step-parents frequently complain of difficulty connecting with their new charges.  Rightfully so.  Giving birth to and caring…
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Disabling the Enablers

Enablers aren’t just for alcoholics and drug addicts anymore. Enablers are people who find ways for those with any bad habit to avoid the negative consequences of their actions. So for instance, someone who has difficulty getting out of bed may have a coworker…
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Travel With Tidewater Women

Get Inspired in RVA

Get Inspired in RVA

Virginia Destinations 09-02-2019

Where else but Richmond can you do yoga by the river less than a mile from Downtown? Read more

Delaware's Quaint Villages

Delaware's Quaint Villages

Northeast US 08-01-2019

From blueberry picking to sunsets on the bay, let’s explore Delaware’s charming villages. Read more

Nature's Playground: Burke County

Nature's Playground: Burke County

South US 07-01-2019

If playing in the outdoors is your thing, this North Carolina destination has it all. Read more

Europe for the First Time

Europe for the First Time

Europe & The World 06-01-2019

Going to Europe for the first time? Don't miss these expert tips! Read more

Wish You Weren't Here

Wish You Weren't Here

Europe & The World 06-01-2019

Europe’s major cities are becoming engulfed by tides of camera-wielding bucket-list checkers. Read more

California Dreamin'

California Dreamin'

West US 05-01-2019

Join Peggy on a California adventure, where incredible nature and tasty wines await. Read more

Always a Party in Lafayette

Always a Party in Lafayette

South US 04-01-2019

Travel to Cajun Country and sample hot sauce, meet a gator, and dance the night away. Read more

New York City: My Solo Adventure

New York City: My Solo Adventure

Northeast US 03-01-2019

Wander the vibrant streets of the Big Apple with Peggy from MudSpot to Mean Girls and a Park Terrace Hotel After Party! Read more

The Cavalier Reimagined

The Cavalier Reimagined

Virginia Destinations 02-01-2019

A storied hotel comes back to life in a new, reimagined style. Read more