Let's Have Coffee and Chat {3/3/15}

It’s been about 6 weeks since my last coffee date chat. I think we are well over due.So grab your beverage of choice, settle in and let’s catch up!If we were having coffee, I would tell you…....more

Life According to Fenton

This is literally the best thing I have ever seen. I have watched this video over and over and over again.  And I laugh with tears rolling down my face every time.  It's funny and it's real and it's actually a perfect explanation of the meaning of life. ...more

Jumping Off the Hamster Wheel

The Bucket List (DVD cover) ...more

How To Stop the Screen Time Madness

I don't think any of us start off with the goal of allowing electronic devices to rule our lives. None of us intended to be texting when our son or daughter hit a home run or shot the winning basket. We all got here somehow. Now even the young kids are on board, too. I see kids playing with their electronic devices everywhere I go. I see parents and caregivers playing/checking/reading too. My house and my life were controlled by electronic devices for a while as well. It all started about six years ago on my first son’s seventh birthday....more
Loved this. At first when I take away the electronics, my boys don't seem to know what to do ...more

The Benefits of a Life Coach

What in the world is a life coach? Why would I hire a life coach? Would one really help?...more

To avoid divorce, stay away from "professional listeners"

Let's take a mental break today....more

Trying to stay off the "mommy track" at work

As mentioned in the past, I work for a great company with a great group of people. There are a lot of women on my team, and there are a lot of mothers. We understand what it means to be a working parent: We watch one another's backs and fill in when family emergencies arise....more

Why It's So Hard to Show Up at Church

I woke up this morning, picked up my phone, clicked on the little notes icon and typed these words: I miss church. I do....more
I've had these feelings before, but my church is pretty laid back about attendance. Usually if ...more

Your ability to balance on one leg reflects your brain health

Can you balance on one leg for 20 seconds? Researchers now believe that your answer is a reflection of your brain health.In a study of 841 women and 546 men with an average age of 67 had them stand on one leg with both eyes open--twice. Their best score was recorded. After, their brains were examimed using MRIs to check for cerebral small vessel disease damage. The researchers also used questionnaires to measure cognitive impairment.So who had trouble balancing on one leg?34.5% of those who had more than two lacunar infarction lesions...more

Hillary Clinton Says Stop Focusing On Your Deficits

At the Massachusetts Conference for Women last week, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (whom I met backstage!) said something that really resonated for me, and I suspect for many of the mogul, mom and maids I’ve met in the last year. Clinton said, “Sometimes we women focus too much on our deficits.” Ain’t it the truth?...more