Why Are You Reluctant to Stop Doing It All?

When the behaviors of a Type A are out of control, we can take responsibility for situations and outcomes, for the feelings and experience or others, and for absolutely everything around us. We think everything is our responsibility, and thus, within our control to affect. We fear if we don’t take care of everything needing to get done, there will be horrible consequences....more

My To Do List: Another Attempt to Get Two Things Done at Once

  Great googly moogly, I have a lot to do. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to do it all… and, even if there were, my motivation and energy have a way of plummeting RIGHT before I’m planning on doing something. Or, often worse, I’ll set out to do something only to have something else demand my total attention....more

Is it Really Possible to Love Your Children the Same?

I have a unique bond with my middle child and yesterday (chronicled in “My Dance with my Sugarplum”) made me really think about it. ...more
Of course not. Each HUMAN BEING is unique. To say you love each human being in your life, child ...more

I Will Not Be Overwhelmed

Ever have a dream that you’ve thought, “What are the odds of that ever happening?” And then you actually see the odds.I read an interview with a literary agent who said she only responds to one in every two-hundred queries. The odds for me? .5% Yes, there’s a point in front of the five! Nice....more
jennkrasley I'm right there with ya! Stay encouraged.more

We All Get Overwhelmed + a Free Printable

I’m going to be honest with you. We all get overwhelmed. I don’t care if you’re supermom, there is no denying it.Unfortunately for a lot of people, including myself, this time of year can be the most suffocating.Money. All of the decorating, cooking, baking, and gift buying. It can be overwhelming.Travel. Just the thought of packing up my family for a road trip makes me exhausted....more

Feeling Overwhelmed? Take an "Instant" 3 Minute Break...

 http://myemail.constantcontact.com/The-Happy-Wednesday-Broadcast---Enjoy...  Joanie WinbergCEO of the National Association of Divorce for Women and ChildrenCertified Human Behavior Consultant, Divorce Mentorjw@joanwinberg.com508.947.2750...more

Oops50 Jane: Not Enough Hours in the Day

JaneI'm frustrated.  I really want to get more balance in my life--to have the life I imagine on a daily basis, where there is time in the afternoon for a cup of tea or time in the morning ...more

Cheryl Ackrill: My Life Doesn't Fit In My Jeans!

Cynthia Ackrill, MDAsk an audience of 500 high-achieving women what isn't fitting for them and you will get a lot of answers - from...more

Overwhelmed by the Ordinariness of Life: Overwhelmed by an Overwhelmed Sister

A few days ago I was talking to a colleague who is the perfect embodiment of “I got it”-ness. With her Vogue-in-the-classroom look and absolute dedication to going above and beyond the call of duty for her students and all of the students in our school, she is a failure-free go-to gal, who clearly revels in that role—and reputation. But that morning her smile was tense, and her laugh-whatever-off ease was strained. What had put her over the top was not administration, with all its glorious decisions. No. It was family. What a shock, huh?...more

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