How to Let Go of Painful Memories and Feel Less Pain

Past relationships, choices and injustices can settle on every aspect of life like a wave of volcanic ash, however, this trick has always helped me uproot painful moments and I hope it will help guide you towards a brighter, more promising future: In the past, when someone wronged me, I would feel an intense urge to seek revenge. But, ultimately  I decided that's not the person I want to be....more

Getting Past Not Having Another Girl

Earlier this fall, our family welcomed our fourth baby.  Our latest little guy was full of surprises from the start.  Not only was he an unexpected surprise to begin with but he was also bigger and later than than we anticipated.  But the biggest surprise by far was that he was in fact a HE....more

Why Meditation May Not Be Working For You

 The quieter you become, the more you can hear.  - Ram Dass The benefits of meditation are getting a lot of press lately.  No longer viewed as a carryover from 1960’s hippie culture, meditation has been steadily finding new followers among the mainstream.  It is even being integrated into educational settings, corporate environments and prison programs. ...more

How Taking a Summer Break from my Business Helped Me Grow More than Ever

Oh baby, baby…It feels so good to be back!I thought my last true summer break was the year that I worked at the American Girl Store (I think I’m STILL finding glitter on my body from that summer…) But this summer, I was in for a big surprise.On May 19th, my boyfriend called me and told me the words that I had been waiting so long to hear; he just received a job offer in Los Angeles....more

Letting Go: What It's Like to Drop Your Baby off at College

"Is there anything to eat?"I think that's maybe what I'll miss the most--my hungry boy saying those words to me, in person or on the phone, usually multiple times on any given day.  I almost cried this weekend watching him fight his way through the mob in the cafeteria, trying to fill up his plate with meat.  I wished he could just sit down somewhere and wait while I sauteed a pan of boneless chicken tenders, just the way he likes them....more
unrehearsedtiff So true!  I cried this year when my son drove away for his third year.  In just ...more

A Compelling Case for the Third Element

 Between forgiving and forgetting, the two elements that are often talked about lies a space. And in that space you will find a third and easier element – getting past and letting go....more
This is a dilemma I've had for several decades. I like your idea of the Third Element, and think ...more

This High To Ride The Ride

“When you set high standards in your life and stick to them, there will be people who fall away. Let them.”Remember when you were a little kid and you couldn’t wait to ride the roller coaster? But first you had to get past that little wooden man with a ruler. You had to be a certain height to safely ride the ride....more

How to cut him off! (for good this time)

How to cut him off....more
Yooouuuu!!! what a good read!!!more

I am not a Crafy Girl

BlogHer NaBloPoMo February 3rd Prompt : ...more
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