Emotional Balance Feeds Personal Style

It's amazing what a little balance in our lives will do. It's critical to find it, wherever that may be. Think about it. Without balance, how is it possible to find, let alone express, your style? How can you be you when you are surrounded by stress? You can't. ...more

And so I start....

I have wanted to blog for a little while now and figured now is as good a time as any.  I have a new focus on life, or should I say I am determined to succeed at what has always been a goal for my life.....BALANCE.  And balance on so many different levels.  Not just balance between time for my kids and husband and time for me.  But also, balance in the time I have for myself.  I have many interests and I want to do them all, not just wish I had time to do them.  I don't want to just generically make time for my kids.  I want to do specific things with each one of them...and there's f ...more

Can a Mom have a break? Some days I want to Run Away

Some days, well, I’m not going to lie, I just want to walk out the door and run away. I fantasize that I get into my car and instead of heading to work, I drive to the airport, and fly somewhere warm and tropical island, with a beach, a sexy masseuse, with non-stop gin and tonics or endless glasses of REALLY good Appletinis. Can anyone help me with this? Can anyone help me escape? Really, can you kidnap me? So, yes, I fantasized this all week long about the perfect getaway. ...more
OH my... Thank you!! I day dream to run away. I'm sure I can be one of the characters at ...more

Balance Is a Big, Fat, Lying Liar Lie for (Especially) Working Parents

As we grow closer to the end of 2008 and the all important Season of Resolutions, let's talk about balance, baby. Or perhaps what a big, fat lie it is for the ambitious working parent. ...more

Kerry Anne Ducey

 I just wrote a post on the subject of balance "The Many Hats We ...more

Balancing on The Edge

Balancing on The Edge This has been a lousy week. There has been nothing major. But, if you add some PMS to two nights of parent conferences until 8pm and, I could be pushed over the edge of the crazy cliff very easily. I was "this close" this morning. I think I am back under control. I am nursing my coffee. I have only a half day of work today. I might spend the afternoon writing, alone, in my house, by the fireplace with some ...more

The Quiet Mind vs. Social Media

Sometimes I wonder if social media is the antithesis of a quiet mind. I’ve meditated regularly for over ten years. One of the things I strive for is being in the present moment without judgments about myself or anything going on around me. ...more

Hi JoyMama,

I love what you're saying here because I really believe that any action we ...more

Please DON'T Pass the Butter

I'm not one to eat a lot of bread...but when I do, I want it to be good.  I'm most tempted when we go out to eat for dinner on the weekend.  I am most happy when the bread is multi-grain, fresh made and warm when it gets to the table.  And thanks to a few trips to Italy, I am doubly happy when there is olive oil on the table to accompany my warm, fresh bread. ...more

Regaining Balance

After a week like the country has just gone through, I would speculate that many of us are struggling with a similar issue; regaining balance in our lives. We have so little control over the events in the markets, or with major natural disasters. What can we do to get back some sense of control, regain our emotional footing?  ...more

Giving to Others, Giving to Myself

I'm going to be honest with you. I'm a little burned out on do-goodness. August 19th is not only my 39th birthday, but also the 3rd birthday of when I started blogging about social change and nonprofit-y things, and I've hit a wall.  All I want to do is read cookbooks, do yoga, and spend time with my husband. ...more

I"m doing better since my post.  I have been reading fiction books, cooked two new things ...more

New Blogger In Search Of Audience To Help Her Fill Empty Space......lol.

Completely forgot that I had signed on to this site months ago with the intention of keeping an online diary of sorts. The Golden Tablets that would be read round the world by millions of women like myself who would bestow upon me their warmest regards, deepest sympathies or over stuffed opinions about what I should really be doing with my life...Lets face it, Im a train wreck at times and encouragement is always, well, encouraged. ...more

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