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Deciding to Blog and What Happened Next

Susan Orlins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Orlins

Sometimes I play a game in which I name an object and then try to associate a worry with it, just to see if I can stump myself. "Venetian blinds," I ...

Worrywart as Repository for 10 Unnerving Scenarios

Susan Orlins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Orlins

1. Ever since beginning my blog, Confessions of a Worrywart, I've become a repository for friends' and family members' unnerving scenarios. Just last...

6 Ways to Turn Chores Into Family Fun

Susan Orlins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Orlins

For many families, the back-to-school rumpus is less than a month away. So why not use these last weeks of summer to combine family togetherness with ...

Is my Dog Bored? Worrywart Wonders

Susan Orlins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Orlins

When we brought Casey home from the pound 11 years ago, he looked so woebegone that we learned the word lugubrious. Occasionally I caught him wagging ...

Worrywart's 8 Stress-Reducing Things to Do in Beijing

Susan Orlins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Susan Orlins

1. When I visit Beijing, I worry less than usual. The smorgasbord of inexpensive massage offerings helps. I begin my stay with a foot massage. In a...

Throw Yourself a Divorce Party -- Worrywart's Do's and Don'ts

Susan Orlins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Orlins

When I got divorced twelve years ago at the age of 52, I wavered between thinking every man who captured my interest would ask me out and believing I would never have another date. Worried, I decided to throw myself a divorce party.