Get Elected to the Career of Your Dreams: Lessons Learned from the Candidates

I don’t know about you, but I’m still on a high from this historic election!  This is certainly an exciting time for our country.  We saw a lot of firsts!   The first female vice presidential nominee and of course, the election of the first African-American to the Oval Office.  It was electrifying to see people around the country unite, and become intimately involved in the political process ...more

I'm Naked in a Tornado and My Teeth are Falling Out...

I've had recurring dreams for as long as I can remember. I either end up on a rollercoster that goes up, up, up into the clouds, I'm running from a tornado, I'm naked (and not in a good way) or my teeth are falling out. When I was pregnant, I always had dreams about my cats. ...more

Clive Barker on Dreams, Art, the Act of Writing and Existential Aloneness

Naomi Epel's Writer's Dreaming, is a collection of interviews from writers on how their dreams influence their creative process. When I got to the chapter on Clive Barker, of Hellraiser fame, I was tempted to skip it. I will confess I have not read his works and have not seen any of the Hellraiser films, so I have no right to any opinion on the man at all. But really, his name did not jump out to me as a great author of our time, as say a Maya Angelou or Isabelle Allende. ...more

My own personal Titanic...

I admit it.  I have a pretty bad case of the new mom overwhelmed.  Maybe it's not even a bad case, it could be a perfectly average case, but either way it is taking a toll on me.  I've been getting out during the day, trying to get out with just Sherman, trying to be a part of group activities with friends, but it's still hard.  I still feel different, a little isolated, a little confused. ...more

We just had kid number two and I feel so over whelmed it is not even funny. It took me by ...more

Saving For Your Dreams

Communication is the key to making your dreams reality. So take time to share your dreams and aspirations with your partner. Make it a point to come to an agreement about what you both envision. Now you’re probably thinking what does this have to with saving? A lot. By making sure that the two of you are on the same page it becomes easier to plan and keep each other focused on the task at hand. ...more

This is so true. I think many couples forget this very important part of their relationship. ...more

Is There Such Thing As A Soulmate?

This was the question that vexed me during the time I was "away" (which is how I refer to the period of my affair because I didn't live in my body, I was more like a robot than anything.) Was Other my soul mate? Was there such thing? I had never thought so, I didn't think there was just one person out there for me. A year after I was married my best friend and I went to a psychic. She didn't say anything of much consequence to my bf besides telling her that she wasn't with her soul mate, that made her angry. ...more

When Your Dreams Come True

I always wanted to be a mom.  From the time I was a little girl running around with my baby dolls and stuffed animals all the way through my college years and beyond, motherhood was something I wanted most of all.  No other career seemed as important.  No other mission for my life as meaningful.  Being a mom was the pie in the sky. ...more

I'm Teaching at a Homeschool Seminar!

Wednesday, July 30 - Sunday, August 3rd I'm honored to be included in the line up at Heart of the Matter Homeschool Teleseminar! There are some awesome speakers. I'll be addressing "How to Follow Your Dream and Homeschool" on Friday at 11:45! I've figured out how to log in and talk, and I'm polishing up my speech. ...more

Randy Pausch Has Passed On (Lessons for Life)

Randy Pausch is dead. Long live Randy Pausch! And long will he live after spending the last few month his life helping millions think about what they want out of life...and giving them the courage to pursue it. ...more

Stone Dreams

At a particular point in a stressful life, I stopped painting, sculpting, or doing any needlework. I went weeks without thinking so much as one thought about colour or texture, without an idea for a new garment or song lyrics. And I didn't notice. What I did notice was that I felt awful. Depressed. Empty but at the same time stuffed with some anxiety that used my heart to bang on the bars of my rib cage in the middle of the night so that I sat upright in bed to fight or flee. ...more