Be careful what you wish for.

BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!

“Just ten more minutes, Mom.”

The faint sound of snoring wafted out through the tear in the wall and blended in with the hustle and bustle on the outside.

“WHAT THE WHAT?!” Ella shot up, throwing her blankets across her body, banking off the wall opposite her.


What’s in your adipose tissue?

We all have those moments in our lives that can make or break us. Most of us have had several of them. And if you haven’t had yours yet, I promise you it’s on the way.

Me, I’m with the crowd. I’ve had quite a few over my 45 years…


How a 40 something woman figured out how to create herself anew.

I sucked at life, and I have ever since I can remember. Every decision I made ended up being the wrong one.

I chose the wrong college.

I had a scholarship to George Washington University. I was accepted to UC Santa Barbara. But because I was rejected by my first choice, Brown University, I threw…


Can we start over?

My relationship with money has been toxic, to say the least. It’s so bad, can I save it? Is there a chance, even a glimmer of hope, that Money and I can reconcile? Can we have our happily ever after? Our ride off into the sunset?

If you asked me…


A thank you letter to me

I HATE YOU!

Why are you such a fuck-up?

Why are you the way you are?

Who do you think you are?

I hate you.

For the past 35-ish years, I have hated myself. I was loath to look at myself in the mirror. …


And why I need to finally start listening to me.

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted someone to tell me what to do in my life, like what choices to make, what path to take. But I wanted the best, someone like Gandalf, Dumbledore, Obi Wan Kenobi, or Yoda. …


My toxic money relationships: The Decider, The Party Guy, and The Enforcer, and how I found my Money Honey.

For as long as I can remember, money has been a major character in the story of my life. Sometimes he was the hero. At times, the villain. More often than not, he was a dirty rotten bastard.

Looking back, I can call him by three names:

The Decider, The…


But not for long!

Money has always been an enigma for me. Growing up, it was never directly a part of the conversation. It was more like a passive-aggressive participant, controlling what I could and couldn’t do. …


My boyfriend and I swear by it, and here’s why.

This is definitely not the only way to create more intimacy, and it’s not the most fun. However, it is the easiest way.

Step away from your damn cell phone. NOW!

That’s it.

It’s simple, and yet most of us don’t do it.

Early on in our relationship, my honey and I agreed on the no cell phone…


How many books can I read in a month?

I love to read is actually an understatement.

Books have always been a part of my life. Everyone in my family read to me as a child. By the time kindergarten came around, I was already reading at a 2nd-grade level.

Trips to the library and the used bookstore were my favorite treat over a sundae at our…

Elisabeth Rossman

Former ranch girl now a digital marketing strategist by day. Mystery writer by night. I haven’t found a serial killer I can’t catch.

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