Confessions of a control freak

I used to be so much worse. Really, I was. I confess....I was Mom, the control freak....more

How To Set Health Goals & Surrender Attachment To Outcomes

If you’ve ever tried to set a health goal, you know how frustrating it can be. You try to lose weight – and then it doesn’t happen. You do a detox cleanse with the goal of reducing the symptoms of a chronic illness – and you wind up even sicker. You spend a fortune on alternative medicine cures, and your illness doesn’t budge.It’s enough to make you pull your hair out....more

Taking my Foot Off the Brake

 The Joy of MotheringGrace changes me, usually in spite of myself....more well that settles it! thanks for connecting and I LOVE your newspaper ...more

Growers Trust Review Coming Soon

Good news everyone. Hello everyone, I was contacted today by Growers Trust. They have asked me to do a guest post for them. I will be reviewing two of their products. Both products deal with situations that I have talked about before. The first product of theirs is Powdery Mildew Killer. I have watched the video, and I am very excited....more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake™” Having A Life in Control 5-22-12

Benefits are coming for the efforts made in this increasing phase.While life seemed so static, note how waiting is becoming a thing of the past.Growth is here, and opportunities are available for change, so be present.In the romance department, conscious awareness of your intensity and possessiveness is important.Having a life in control including friends, partners and family may hinder your progress.Opposing Energies: Delay, frustration, selfishness, uncompromising, arrogance....more

the loom

I feel like a decent mother. After all, my daughter eats her spinach, draws excellent giraffes, makes up songs that rhyme, and announces randomly at dinner that, sadly, Pluto is no longer a planet.  We mothers pat ourselves on the back for being that rock in our children’s changing world.  The straight arrow in their quiver.  We, after all, are good mothers.  Smart mothers.  We know best....more

Sunshine, A Mexican Wrestler & Control

Glorious day!  The sun finally decided to join us here in Portland and it couldn’t have happened at a better time, seeing as I was ready to flee my life and join a band of merry gypsies on their worldly expedition/tour of thievery....more
It is funny how the sun can motivate and inspire and glad to hear you felt good :)more

Adoption Tuesday - Attachment.4

Anne KimballBringing Borya Home...more

Coping with the Stresses of Elder Care: Doctor visits and Time Out

In my previous post on Speaking Up For Yourself, I set out some tips for those caring for an aging parent, on how to start speaking up for what you need and what you want.  For me, as my mother aged with dementia, speaking up was an essential skill for regaining some control over my universe. I often think back to that time (my mother passed away a year and a half ago), on what I could have done differently or better.  Here are some things related to speaking up that I found invaluable. ...more