moms are taking it on the chin

Moms Are Stressed to the Max in This Pandemic

Let’s face it: Moms are stressed out in this pandemic. With remote school, no camps, and no childcare, we are adding all kinds of jobs to our plate: teacher’s aide, therapist, cruise director. Yes, children NEED these services (and their… more →

transitions are hard but good

Transitions Are Good, But Hard

We are in an extended transition right about now. Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer, is behind us, but fall doesn’t officially begin until September 22nd. Collectively, we are in an in-between time. Back to school is also happening,… more →

Not Talking

The Power of NOT Talking

 An important–no, a vital–part of quality communications is NOT talking. That means sometimes you have to keep your mouth shut. Silence is the only way you can listen. But it’s often not easy to do! Listen To The Podcast Here… more →

Get Ready For Fall

A Quick Ritual to Get Ready for Fall

The fall equinox is on September 22, 2020, making now the perfect time to do a quick ritual to help shake off summer and get ready for fall. One of my principles of being a better person is that you… more →

passive aggressive gift

Have You Ever Gotten a Passive Aggressive Gift?

Sometimes gifts don’t feel like a gift at all; they feel more like a dig. Or maybe even more like a slap. You know—the straightening iron if you have curly hair. Or the subscription to Weight Watchers when you’ve been… more →

Listener

Be A Better Listener

It’s hard to be a good listener when your brain is all over the place. And not listening is something many folks who have taken my survey name as the number one thing that they struggle with when it comes… more →

Tips on Having Difficult Conversations

Having Difficult Conversations

Difference of opinion is nothing new. And in these unique times, we are being forced into having difficult conversations with one another on what feels like a daily basis. With the stakes so high in pretty much every area of… more →

Nutrition and stamina are keys to good health.

Nutrition and Stamina–Eating Foods that Fuel You

There are lots of different ways to build your nutrition and stamina. From adjusting your mindset, to getting good sleep, to eating the foods that fuel you up instead of deplete you. That’s why today I’m talking with the Queen… more →

Stop Complaining and Start Venting

Stop Complaining and Start Venting

Complaining, while tempting, and human, only heightens tension rather than defuses it. It causes you to put a lot of energy into focusing on what you don’t like, and this isn’t helpful because–say it with me!!–what we focus on grows…. more →