4 Steps to Surviving the Sucky Feeling of Being Left Out

By: Tory  |  Published: May 29th, 2012   |  Category: Buddhism, friendship, jealousy, Rants & Raves, women

        You tend to turn very cold and feel a little nauseous. Your heart beats rapidly and your mind starts racing. A black cloud of anger and panic immediately looms over your head and your heart. Yes, these are the lovely symptoms most people experience after being left out. It does not matter how old you are or how much money you have. Every one will feel left out at some point in their lives and the feeling sucks just as bad if you are 11, 35 or 64 years old. As my mother always says: “I […]

The Fascinating Way I Escaped Jury Duty

By: Tory  |  Published: January 17th, 2012   |  Category: career, pema chodron, Rants & Raves, Tory Shulman News

It started off really well, actually. Got up on time. Made some good, strong coffee. Never got lost or disoriented while driving. Arrived early and found the parking to be pleasant and quite organized, as at least two signs and three volunteers led me to my space. I was smiling broadly as I entered the courthouse, located the juror’s room and bought my second cup of joe from the Snack Bar next door. This was going to go so freaking well! Wait, are those Dell computers with free WiFi for jurors to use while waiting? Why yes, yes they are. […]

The Art of Giving Directions

By: Tory  |  Published: September 27th, 2011   |  Category: Buddhism, career, Funny Stuff, pema chodron, Rants & Raves, Tory Shulman News

So there I was yesterday walking my dogs in my absolute coolest outfit. Usually I walk the dogs in sweats resembling a homeless person who just got kicked out of her tent. But today I decided to make an effort. I had on a skirt with cute sandals and a beautiful purple knit top with a darling brown belt pulling the whole thing together like the Dude’s rug. I felt good. I felt sexy. I felt super LA but in a New Yorky kind of way. Suddenly a blue van pulls up behind me and slows down. I keep going […]

Tory’s To-Do List for Unemployment

By: Tory  |  Published: September 6th, 2011   |  Category: Funny Stuff, Rants & Raves, Tory Shulman News, unemployment

Hey guys. Just wanted to give you all a heads up that my MSN web series “HerSay” has come to an end. Ironically, the job ended right before Labor Day which turned out to be more of a Lack-of-Labor Day for me—and most of the rest of America I’m sure. Now to make sure I didn’t just sit on the couch depressed and watch Dog Whisperer marathons, I decided to set some “unemployment golden rules.” See below. TORY’S T0-DO LIST FOR UNEMPLOYMENT 1. Don’t spend all my money 2. Try anything and all things to make money. This might include […]