8 Tips to Go From Burned Out to Badass

Around this time last year, I was totally exhausted; I had spent the last two years working 60-70 hours a week. I was often up at 5 a.m. with a cup of coffee in hand, answering emails, solving problems, and generally just getting stuff done before showering, taking the kids to school, and heading into the office. ...more
Exactly! It's easy to stuff things aside and keep driving forward. Once admitted, the journey to ...more

I Ditched My Pre-Baby Clothes & Brought My Sexy Back

As the baby began kicking in my second trimester, wearing a sports bra and running shorts out on a jog no longer felt sexy — it seemed inappropriate. Even if my tummy bump barely showed, I was someone's mother. ...more
Lovely. I think ditching all those pre-pregnancy clothes is an important first step. Nobody can ...more

Is Your Time Worth More Than You Think?

Time is our most valuable resource. Yet, we are all guilty of driving further down the road to get gas for five cents cheaper, taking on a time-consuming home improvement project, or going from store to store just to snag a few sale items. We sometimes fail to realize that the time we spend, often unnecessarily, can really add up. ...more

When to Say Something and When to Learn Something

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is what it also takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill...more

What is “Normal”? Married Life on Second Shift

It’s Friday night and I logged on to Facebook and instantly saw six people going out on their weekly date night with their significant other. It looks like such fun, I think as I sit on my couch folding laundry. I still have two hours of solitude. My husband won’t even be home until 11:30 p.m. This is second shift life.  ...more

Following Bliss

If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are—if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time. Joseph Campbell....more

Somehow I Became One of THOSE Moms

A few months ago, my very first friend had a baby. By that I mean that none of my other friends have babies yet (half are just getting engaged, and the other half are too drunk to find their phones) and she was the first to become a mom....more

The journeys in our travels and the voices in my head

 That is the thought that popped into my head the very first day in Japan and consumed me during the five weeks of my travels through Asia. The eight months I'd spent planning and getting ready for this adventure went by as fast as a whisper. Nothing sunk in until I landed in Tokyo, at Haneda International Airport precisely at 10:30pm....more

Leave Drama behind on your road to your best life!

Drama, Drama, Drama, is all around us, just look at this year's Presidential campaign. All the negativity and drama to catch your attention. Isn't that why people create drama so they can get noticed. It's it just like screaming look at me! Take away the drama and negativity and there is not much left, no substance. ...more

Sometimes WE Are THOSE People

Earlier this month I was sitting talking to another Muslim.  We covered several topics and then he asked me, "How do you handle all those people who have websites and speaking careers dedicated to spreading hate and fear for Muslims and Islam."  I replied, "I ignore them." He responded, "But they have thousand of hits on their websites so thousands of people are being taught to hate us. How can you ignore that?”Let me let you in on a little secret....more

Stress Management: How to Achieve Balance

Stress: a feeling most of us are all too familiar with, especially at this time of year. No matter what stage of life you are in, fall tends to be what is often referred to as "crunch time": when the relaxation of summer is officially over and work or school has resumed in full swing....more

Doing it All or Doing it Well?

My daughter informed me last night after volleyball practice that she’s not going to be in her school choir this year. Rehearsals begin tomorrow, and frankly, I’d assumed she was all in! This is a girl who loves to sing and who loves God so singing about God makes choir a no brainer. Or so I thought.When I asked about this change of heart, her rationale was so simple. “Mom, I can’t do everything.”...more