Writer’s Retreat! After months of being stretched too thin, Liz and Sarah take a trip to Ojai for a writer’s retreat. They discuss the productivity benefits of getting away from it all– not just for writers, but for everyone. They also share the details of their “couples session” with spiritual guide Nancy Furst. (There was smudging, there were tears.) Finally, Liz and Sarah share a Hollywood Hack that can spare anyone in any career from unnecessary drama: Don’t talk smack in public!
EXCERPT FROM CHOICE MOM ESSAY:
“Here’s the truth about being a single mom: it’s hard. But not being your mom was so much harder.
Before you came, when I wanted you so badly… that was hard. Yearning for you, working for you, trying over and over again and failing and failing and failing. That was hard.
Now, it’s just logistics. Moving parts. Being organized.
And in between the logistics, I’m happy. I get to be your mom. I get to hold you on my lap. I get to smell your hair. I get to watch you grow. When you were a baby, I once spent an hour watching you learn to swat a plastic worm hanging from your bouncy chair. Now I watch you zip around on your scooter. I watch you learn to color in the lines.
Every day, I watch you become more and more you, and you are amazing.”