It's Okay If You Don't Want to Be a Parent

“This above all: to thine own self be true”. – William Shakespeare...more
AllAroundDogs  That is horrifying.  Patients need to go on to the next doctor until they find ...more

Can You Quit Your Job as Stuff Manager?

Dear Stuff,I am writing to inform you that I am resigning from my position as Stuff Manager for the Townes Household, effective April 15, 2015....more
No you are absolutely correct! THANK YOU! Going to edit right now \U0001f60amore

Good Reasons to Give Yourself a Life Performance Review

No one likes performance reviews. At best they are an inconvenience that interrupts your work flow; at worse, they are fear-filled and anxiety-producing....more
Hi Charmaine, I think a lot of us are in the same stage, we can finalyl redesign our lives and ...more

Donating Outside the Box

Confession. I'm 21 bags into the 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge and all I've actually accomplished is the putting of the items in the bags and the moving of the items into my garage.  Okay, I've also found new homes for a number of items via a photo album on Facebook, which is functioning like one large, free, virtual garage sale. ...more

Success, Based on What or Whose Standards?

By the standards of the world, my profession, and my paying work, I would be the model example of failure in my career. I am not attending conferences, hobnobbing with fellow colleagues in the field, and I am not keeping up with current research and publishing.It is time to throw in the towel and call me done. Look up the word 'failure' (to do one's job well) in the dictionary, and my name and photograph will be found in the definition of the term....more

What’s the Plan, Stan? Or are you as woefully unprepared as I am?

Today I subbed in a 5th grade class. Not to be cheeky (OH MY GOODNESS… NEW WORD. I’m totally using that from now on. Seriously, how great is that word?), but they totally loved me. And when I say they “loved” me, I mean they LOOOOOOVED me. As in, “Ms. Evans! Why aren’t you going to be here tomorrow?! Why do we have a different sub tomorrow?! I hate that other sub! If you’re here today, why aren’t you here tomorrow?! UGH!” (Insert all types of adolescent angst here.) It would actually have earned them points if they hadn’t been such turkeys the rest of the day....more

10 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

Today I am 43 years young and all week I’ve been feeling so grateful…Grateful for all the wonderful things in my life.  Grateful for my health.  Grateful for my husband.  Grateful for my stepsons.  Grateful that I am happy.  This week I’ve been thinking about 10 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self, if I had the chance....more

Writers Block

Lately probably since right after Christmas I have not written much if at all. I have been reading alot and enjoying just the books I have purchased. I thought the writers block would just be a few days and not nearly two months. I finally pin pointed that in my regular job I was letting one co worker get under my skin and ruin my mo jo. This makes me sad and upsets me. I let this one person creep up in my head and set a tone that was clearly a sign of depression. She is that person that if she is not happy. No one is happy. I just realized in the last few days....more

Going Beyond Appearances is Dangerous, Unpredictable, and Freeing

I stumbled upon an article on fake olive oil article this morning. We have been duped into purchasing fake olive oil masquerading as virgin olive oil. A desire to pursue health benefits has been trumped, at least in part, by the need to save money....more

Silence is NOT Golden-The Importance of Client/Team Communication

Silence is NOT Golden-The Importance of Client/Team Communication

Are You Listening Competitively? Or Listening to Learn?

You know how you can be going along in a conversation with a friend or a loved one, and it all seems to be good, and suddenly, you say something and the conversation stalls or stops entirely. And you’re thinking “What happened?” You didn’t say anything insulting or mean, you just voiced your opinion. Or so you think…...more

Just Blogging to Get My Head Clear...

So I'm traveling today - I say traveling like I'm going far, far away, but really I'm just driving 3.5+ hours up to stay with my boyfriend all week...and go into the office. See, I work remotely usually but my "base" office is about 3.5+ hours away, depending on traffic. If I leave during rush hour, I really hit 3 rush hours in all reality, so the trip's been known to take 5+ hours if I do that. Needless to say, I don't do that anymore....more

Do something that truly fills you with joy to live your best life!

When you find just that right activity that truly fills you with so much joy that you can't contain that joy spilling over to touch everything in your being that is pure bliss! I do many things that fill me with joy; cooking, gardening, running, reading but the one activity that fills my whole being with joy is yoga. For me after my practice my world is the best that it can be. Nothing can change or touch that feeling for me, the feeling of pure bliss. I carry that with me after I leave my mat to my world outside yoga....more