…but No Broken Bones, Cuts, Bruises or Blood should mean I am Fine…

Ok, I realized I abruptly closed after my recap of all my child hood injuries. The point I hoped to make, if I cannot see a physical sign of injury to my body then nothing must be wrong. So many people think along these lines. If you are one of these people we may share a similar work ethic. Never enough time in the day, always shaking and moving to close the next deal, make it to a meeting, conference call, no lunch (what’s lunch?). We never stop. We thrive at work....more

The day I Lied to my Doctor was the day I Scheduled my Train Wreck

I received a thought provoking call from a very close girlfriend last night who I will call Lisa.  Actually, she left a message. She lives in the geographic region of the country I quickly abandoned shortly after my train wreck mid 2009.  In Lisa’s voice mail message she said her brother is experiencing an enormous amount of stress on his job and she wanted to know what he needs to do to get a stress leave from work. I know why Lisa reached out to me....more
Hi Denise, I am trying to upload another blog and it did the same as last evening - defaulted to ...more

Dr. Romance: Detox Your Life

Dr. Romance writes:Many of my clients come in with complaints about personal habits that feel toxic in their lives.  Just as you can detox your body when you’re feeling sluggish, it’s also possible to detox your emotional life.  Here are some of the most common ways your life can back up on you, and how to handle it.1.  Frequently late...more

Vacation Mind


Dealing with Stress. The Quiet Time between 2 Breaths.

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.”  ~Etty Hillesum ...more

I'm A 46 Year Old Runaway

So, I ran away last night.  Yup, got dressed, grabbed my car keys and took off.  I was at my wits end with all kinds of garbage going on in my life.  I'm sure you know what I mean or can relate and if you don't, heaven love ya! I'd go into detailed details but those things are for a different blog post than what I have in mind today.  It is not the issues that made me runaway in the first place I want to talk about but rather the outcome.&nb...more

Loose the “S” word during Summer, have fun..do as homeschoolers do

I have been coming across blogs here and there about the stress of having their children home for the summer months. And I can’t help but wonder why. Summer is such a wonderful time of the year. There is so much to do. Homeschooling changes your view on things.1. It makes you thankful that you get a lot of quality time with your kids2.  It teaches you patience… or I should say, your children teach you patience.3. It makes realize exactly how weird your kids really are, and it’s ok to laugh at them....more

If Happiness Is Good for Your Health, Then Anger Is....

We have all witnessed cartoons where characters become angry -- like this picture, they turn bright red in the face, steam starts pouring out of their heads, their eyes become devilish and everyone around them thinks they are out of control and crazy (that is everyone except for the crazy angry character). Sometimes they begin throwing a huge fit comparable to a toddler laying on the ground screaming and kicking. Then it happens. Inevitably the character either explodes, turns into a raging mad lunatic or falls over dead from not being able to control the anger any longer....more

Thanks for sharing--your ideas for avoiding anger and putting that energy to good use are great. ...more

Great Expectations

I often wonder how we, as women, survive.  I know that I am not unusual, but I spend the majority of my time worrying about what I have to do, longing to do the things I want to do, and guilting myself out when I don’t get things done, because I was doing what I wanted to do for myself....more