Danette Vernon

Exiled to the attic: Part II of Horseshoes and the Ex

0 / April 10, 2014 8:05 am

By Danette Vernon I was 38, and in my third year in college. It was 1998. I was studying art therapy, and as I searched through a bank of micro-fish one afternoon, I found a few lines that took my […]

Horseshoes and the Ex: Part I

0 / March 27, 2014 8:33 pm

By Danette Vernon I clearly remember coming home from school one day and shyly telling my mother that I had experienced a moment of distinction that day. I have to admit though, that it doesn’t take much for a second […]

Decision trees be damned: Part III

0 / March 13, 2014 9:07 am

By Danette Vernon In attempting this series on how we make decisions, I skimmed the surface of the most nebulous and slipperiest of examples: romance. The difficulties are the same, however, in all areas of life when it comes to […]

Decision trees be damned: Part II

0 / February 27, 2014 9:05 am

By Danette Vernon In Part I of this series I presented the fairytale of having to decide between two amazing career choices and three good men. With our economy still struggling with its own treacherous rebirth, many of you may […]

Decision trees be damned: Part I

0 / February 13, 2014 10:16 am

By Danette Vernon Let’s say that you met three great men this past week, and were presented with two amazing career opportunities. Unlikely? Maybe. But what if it’s true, what if the world really is chock full of everything good […]

After the holidays: Back to the real world

0 / January 23, 2014 10:00 am

By Danette Vernon You survived the holidays. Time off from school is over (until Easter). Families can go back to the general squalling bedlam of homework, bath time, and bedtime. Experts believe that children need and actually enjoy structure, but […]

Your kids on holiday: Part II

0 / January 9, 2014 10:27 am

By Danette Vernon If your 2-year-old has yet to learn the meaning of Barney’s “Clean Up” song, your 4-year-old is still in Pull-Up’s, your 8-year-old demands you cut their meat at the dinner table, and your neighbors roll their eyes […]

Your kids on holiday: Tips for staying sane

0 / December 24, 2013 1:15 pm

By Danette Vernon It’s Christmas and school’s out! Is it “Whoopee!” or, “Oh no!” at your house? Either way, what might you do to maintain or keep your sanity? Keep your children’s sugar intake low, whole food intake high, make […]

We know what we need to do

0 / December 12, 2013 10:43 am

By Danette Vernon I once went to lunch with a friend, who unbeknownst to me had invited two other people to dine with us. We were single, they were married. They ordered beer, we ordered water. We didn’t smoke; they […]

When do we demand change of ourselves or of others?

0 / November 27, 2013 12:08 am

By Danette Vernon Kintsukoroi: (n) “to repair with gold;” the art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken. We have all wished at some point that our […]