Pretending To Be A Superhero Can Make You One

“There’s absolutely nothing wrong with you,” the endocrinologist said warmly looking at my daughter who gave me a huge smile of relief.My daughter had bungee-jumped off the growth chart.  She was on the furthest tip of the bell curve’s tail. She was a statistical outlier.  Why were we checking? Because she has a 6’ 5” father. He went on, “However, you are almost three years behind your peers when it comes to development.”We were all relieved.  She was just a severely late bloomer....more

What Four Neighbors Have Taught Me about Self Love

A college celiac who blogs about everything from gluten free living and recipes, restaurant reviews, college life, body image and all the subjects in between! Considering that I've moved nine times in my life, I've also experienced my share of neighbors. Some good, some so-so and definitely plenty that still stick out in my mind....more

5 easy Tips to Gain Confidence and Cutback Stress

 There I was. In Sydney, Australia, alone. I'd never traveled alone internationally before, so the prospect was daunting. I hadn't booked a place to stay as I wanted to fly by the seat of my pants. I didn't consider being exhausted by the flight. As I looked around the airport, my confidence started to drain as I was dumped into indecision. Finally, I just decided to go to downtown Sydney....more

10 Tips To Building Your Confidence Factor

Are you struggling with being confident in your skills and abilities?Are you preoccupied with other people’s opinions of you?Are you allowing outside forces to define who you are and subsequently influencing your confidence level?If any of the above apply, I have one word of advice for you: STOP!Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. – Helen Keller...more

On pleasing everyone

Learning that we can't please everyone is a lesson we continue to learn as we get older.  It seems the older we get, the more comfortable we become in our own skin and therefore care a little bit less about pleasing every single person around us....more

The Swimsuit Issue


I'm trying to reinvent my life

Hi Denise,  Thanks so much for your reply. I gave it whirl from a PC and it didn't work. Not ...more

A Simple Strategy to Handle Workload Overload

Workload overload has become an epidemic that’s wearing us all out!  How do you handle it?In this episode of Gotta Quick Question, workload overload is Jessica’s dilemma and I offer a practical way sort through what's on her to-do list and what to say when when she gets asked to do MORE (because you know she will!)....more