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

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

The Juggle Struggle for Mompreneurs

The entrepreneurial spirit is flourishing in the U.S. as working mothers opt out of the workforce to start their own businesses. These working moms – or mompreneurs – want the freedom to pursue a long-held interest, spend more time with their families and gain more flexibility in their workday.But with this newfound freedom of being one’s own boss, mompreneurs must juggle new demands in balancing their personal and professional lives....more