Why are Some People Happier Than Others?

Sienna and EdricWho better to ask about happiness than kids – right? I mean they seem to have this whole happiness thing figured out quite well....more

I Could Be Happy If...

We've all heard that old saying about how money can't buy happiness.  And we know that's not entirely true, is it?  After all, money may not buy happiness - but it buys stuff.  And stuff makes us happy, right? On the surface there is nothing wrong with wanting things.  We've all been there.  I've been there.    I want things.  New things....more

Life Is Right

Joie, happy and content in her new home with us...more

The Little Things

It's the little things, really, that make motherhood so rewarding: The extra long hugs, especially when you know your kids don't usually ...more

Our Good Life Lately

Check out "Our Good Life Lately" here:http://thejoeandjill.blogspot.com/2012/10/our-good-life-lately.html...more

Are We Ambitious or Greedy?

"You know what is a funny thing about expectations?", my husband asked me last night, "how quickly they don't matter anymore." I looked at him, confused, so he continued: "Look at Kai. He is going to be so excited when he finally pees in the potty. And then few days later, it's going to be expected of him. It's going to be just something he does." He was right. It is especially noticeable in a life of a toddler. They reach new milestones almost every day. There is thrill and cheering and picture taking, and few days later, it's just another old trick....more

Make Beautiful Ripples Wherever You Are

Anxiety courses through me when more than one person needs me at the same time. For instance, not long ago, two very close friends were having a personal crisis at exactly the same moment. One of them was texting me. The other was calling. It all went down on a night that I usually reserved to do fun adventures with my kid.I couldn’t have an adventure with my kid and be there for both friends. I had to choose, and I felt horrible about that decision. It seemed no matter what choice I made, it didn’t feel right because there would be at least two people who I couldn’t help....more

The Good News

I hate the news…oh no, scratch that. Its feel good Friday so let me start a little more positively. I love watching anything other than the news. Most of it is not news anyway. It is a lot of gossip and entertainment with very little news. As sad as it may be, an unfortunate fire, accidental car accident, or domestic dispute (unless someone is on the run) is not news it is gossip, a way to say look at what happened to these folks. It does not impact my life other than to make me sad or riddled with anxiety. Also the sport segment is not news....more
Two thumbs up and a  big high 5 for some good news!more

My 5 Most Powerful Daily Habits

We all have habits, some good, some bad. Or shall I say, some that move us forward toward an inspiring future and others that keep us stuck in the past. Habits are where the intersection between life and business becomes even more blurry than usual (and those of you that read me regularly know I have a pretty expanded concept of how life and business intersect). This is why I wanted to share my most powerful daily habits with you. ...more
I work better when I don't multitask. It's not just the stress, but I also use multitasking as a ...more