THE WHOOP'S FACTOR

Martin Buber said--"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware."

Join me on this journey. Things happen, life happens and takes you on a path that you never imagined. We are all made of our stories, our choices, our plans that change with life.

I am doing research for the book version of Whoops, taking parts of the play, Whoops I Forgot to Have Kids and combining them with others stories and perspectives. I will keep you apprised as things develop.   I want to use this blog to reach you and to serve those of us who want to share our various wisdoms.

What's your Whoops Factor?

Whatever your Whoops.  Share it! Realizing you have a Whoops is the first step in moving on and growing.

Make your 40's and Beyond the best years of your life

Sarah Brokaw, a therapist, author and daughter of NBC's Tom Brokay went on a quest to find the key to making the second half of her life the best yet. She describes her journey in her new book "FortyTude: Making the Next Decades the Best Years of your Life-Through the 40's, 50' s and Beyond. I'm looking forward to reading this. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/41844917/ns/today-books/41844917

I Love My Children, I Hate My Life

I Love My Children, I Hate My Life Friends of mine are always sending me articles and surveys about how much happier people are who don't have kids.   I think they are just trying to make me feel better because I wrote a play called Whoops, I Forgot to Have Kids.  I read this article last year --The writer said" From the perspective of the species its perfectly unmysterious why people have children.  From the perspective of the individual, however, its's more of  a mystery than one might think. Most people assume that having children will make them happier.  Yet a wide variety of academic research shows that parents are not happier than their childless peers, and in many cases are less so."  What do you think?  Is that true?When people are asked to answer anonymously-- Would you do it again? -- a surprising number say--" I'd get a dog instead.  If I knew what I was getting myself into I wouldn't have had kids at all.  You are never free from their problems.   My mother would actually say something like that to me.  She would say " Having you was the best thing that ever happened to me, but having kids is not the be all and end all.

SOOOO What do you think?