All posts by Hanssie

This Is Not A Time For Celebration

All weekend I’ve been seeing posts of celebration after the Senate vote and confirmation. I don’t care if you’re a Democrat or a Republican, Christian or atheist, black, white or Asian, woman or man, this is not a time for celebrating. I don’t much discuss politics because the in-fighting and arguing and the back and… Read More


What is Fear Asking You To Do Today?

On a recent early morning flight, I blurrily made my way to the first place that served the magic morning elixir I’ve come to depend on to help me jump start my day. I wasn’t the only one. The line was snaking out of the stall with other blurry eyed passengers looking for the same.… Read More



1 By 41: One Year, One Goal

The new year doesn’t start for me on January 1st like it does for everyone else. For me, my new year doesn’t begin with fireworks, champagne toasts or a midnight kiss (well, it does sometimes). Like the rest of the world, I do make resolutions on new years though, except my New Year begins on… Read More



A Band-Aid Won’t Fix Your Problem

I decided the other morning that I didn’t need coffee for my 90-minute commute. I’m still a fairly new coffee drinker, having found this magical elixir only about six months ago. (I’m one of those late adopters). After three days of no alarms and total gluttony from a long weekend, I braved the LA traffic… Read More


When Life Feels Out Of Your Control

Recently, I was put in a situation that was completely out of my control. Being a control freak, Type-A, whatever you want to call it, any situation where I feel out of control sends me into a panic. I liken it to the feeling of the drop on a roller coaster where your stomach feels… Read More



What To Do When You Have A Vulnerability Hangover

I experienced my first major hangover in November 2011. It was also the night I got my “Freedom” tattoo, soon after I’d left my ex-husband when I found out he was having another affair. Ironically, neither event was actually about him; I’d wanted to try drinking and I also loved tattoos and realized I didn’t have… Read More


This Is My #MeToo

A sea of voices crying out. Story after story. Post after post. Women speaking up about being sexually harassed. Does adding one more to the mix even matter? I had an entire generic post practically written about shame. I began writing it the week the #MeToo movement became viral but the post got derailed when… Read More