Amazing Things Can Happen!

We were surprised this past week to hear the familiar chirping of a Titmouse on the patio. After all, it has been very wintery with blustery rains and bitterly cold temperatures. Could this be one of a pair that has inhabited the same birdhouse in CiCi’s Garden for the past five years? ...more

On the Brink of a New Decade...

Right now, it's 6pm Chicago time on New Year's Eve. I'm sitting on our couch, surrounded by the stacks of work I've been busting my butt over for the past three days, and I'm trying to figure out what to eat, and it seems like this is what I've been doing all year. It's been a heck of a year, and for me the end of so many things: my single status, my 20s, being completely broke. So it feels interesting that I'm on the brink of a this brand, spanking new decade of being married, possibly a parent some day, of being in my 30's, and so much more. ...more

And the Third Runner up is….

Leaving  Children Unattended in a Vehicle This third most read post based on traffic from search engines is...more

EFT and the Law of Attraction

We have discussed previously how our limiting beliefs and emotional blocks prevent the law of attraction from working. Getting these beliefs and blocks out of our system, however, is something with which most of us get stuck. If you are in a similar situation as well, you may find EFT useful....more

The River’s End

The week before Christmas and I’ve been sick. The past two days have been a complete wash. My husband brought me chicken soup yesterday, and my sweet little cat has provided a warm log of comfort as I’ve drifted in and out of sleep, never getting completely through any one of the Hallmark marathon of Christmas movies. But I count myself as hugely blessed because I am alive and will join my family shortly for all the festivities of the season. Not so for another woman who has haunted my thoughts over the past six days....more

Holiday Stress...Don't Take it Personally

   As we enter Christmas Week, the air is getting thick with anxiety and trepidation. You hear all around you the words "Holiday Stress". These words are touted around the water cooler, in the newspaper and on the Evening News, as an outbreak of the latest disease. Let's address the idea of "stress"....more

Self Care & Owning A Small Business

TheSecondAct This is a post I wrote about the importance of self care when navigating small business ownership. tp://

Home on the range.

So today I called in sick to work. No big deal you say? It is for me. For many years now I have fought this really annoying trait of not being able to say no. Can I work overtime? Yes. Can I clean that pile of baby bodily function goo? Sure! Can you work 18 hours at two jobs everyday, cut your sons hair, take your mom to the store, and make dinner for 8 people? SURE SURE SURE SURE!!!...more

This man of mine

There are some moments when I look at my husband and think, "Wow, he such a sweet and rare man to have." Seriously, my husband would not hurt anyone or anything intentionally. He is a true gentle giant and loves his family with all his big goofy heart. So why is it other times I just want to pack my bags and leave him?...more

I agree with you so much on all those points. The thing is even though in my brain I know these ...more