Why You Need to Start Asking For it

Growing up, hearing “You asked for it!” usually indicated you were about to receive some kind of punishment for something. You were in trouble. You got a little too careless or cocky....more

A little something good

This weekend, while I was giving the bathroom an overdue-but-not-thorough cleaning, I started thinking about times when doing something really small turns out to have an impact. Here's what I decided as I wiped down the sink:...more

Somewhere In There

They say it gets darker just before the light. They say sick people and animals do better just before they die. They say it gets colder just before the sun breaks the horizon. Calm before the storm.All of these things are true. I've seen them all. My breath is put on hold waiting for the worst before the better or the better before the worst. It can be a bit paralyzing. ...more

In Honor of Rest: Don't Just Do Something, Sit There!

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone.” – Lin Yutang...more
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Week 6: Getting to Know Your Body Within!

Let’s recap a bit.We are relaxing a bit before bed and trying to connect with ourselves.We are starting off the day nutritionally sound to gain more focus and balance.And, we are starting to observe or actions to learn who we are and how we interact with others. We have also begun to see what motivates us or drives the choices that we make.There is so much to learn so little time. :)...more

Spitting on the Myth of Multi-Tasking

Among the seventy-six emails I received within the last twenty-four hours, theone that gave me the most pause was entitled, “Let’s Face it, Success Means StayingHyper-connected.”     Woah! Red Flag Alert! Anything that tells me to be hyper, has a “run, don’t walk”effect on my gut. And yet, I felt the need to read the coverage of Fortune’s Most...more

Life Balance

It all stemmed from a recent text conversation with my son, a sophomore in college, and fierce perfectionist. He’s taking a difficult full course load and interning 12 hours a week. And he sings in the choir. And he rock climbs two or three days a week. And he has a social life. He was lamenting the need to manage his stress level, as he learned the hard way his freshman year about overdoing it....more

Changing How We Define Success

My friend’s 16-year old daughter loves to cook.  She takes the culinary class offered at her school, pores over the glossy photos in cookbooks and makes a mean pineapple chicken.  When I asked if she was going to pursue culinary arts in college she sighed and said that she didn’t want to work in the restaurant business.  She explained that the hours were terrible and a lot of restaurants fail....more

Give it to Me Now!!!: My Tantrum for a Cause


Leaving a Legacy

There is the well-known saying that, "All roads lead to Rome." This past spring I found myself in that exact location. My husband and I had embarked on a 12-day European tour and it was coming to an end. On our last full day in Rome we decided to tour the Vatican Museums. We walked the ancient Roman roads until we reached the Vatican City. Once inside the museum I found myself gazing at the mummy of an Egyptian woman. As I gazed at her in the glass enclosure I had one overwhelming thought, "I'm going to die."...more