Author Archives : phalterman


At a women’s retreat a few years ago the idea of “choosing and” was a topic. and with the pandemic, the concept of “both/and” has been everywhere. For someone who is very black or white, and all or nothing, the concept of “both/and” is such a relief for me! It […]

Choosing ‘and’


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This has been on my mind for some time and when I came across this article it was such a relief to see that I wasn’t the only one out there feeling this way about such a highly-acclaimed book. While I watched countless friends, celebrities, etc. tout this book I […]

Thoughts on Girl, Wash Your Face


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“…accidentally, I’d let my life subtly turn into a performance.” –Nothing to Prove, Jennie Allen In light of the recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, I read an article that said, “Rather than pathologizing the despair and emotional suffering that is a rational response to a culture that […]

Redeeming Joy