Hoppin’ John: A Belated New Years Post

I feel kind of cheated that ...more

26 Ways To Create Internal Stability In The New Year

The new year means a chance to start fresh, look yourself in the mirror, ignite change and create internal stability. Even if you’ve fallen off track in the past or you’re hesitant to attempt reaching new goals, remind yourself that it’s not too late.In fact, it’s the perfect time to rejuvenate and reignite the flame inside yourself. I promise that if you turn these tips into daily, or even weekly habits, you’ll experience an abundance of positive changes in your life and health....more

Three Simple Ways to Practice Gratitude in 2016

Yes, January 1st has come and gone. But it isn't too late to start a gratitude practice. (Plus, consider the "late" start to be a great way to challenge your inner perfectionist!)...more

Ready for 2 0 1 6

 Now that we're counting down the hours left in 2015 it's stereotypical of me to look ba...more

Trying to Meet Goals When You're Already Overwhelmed

No one needs another blog post about the "work-at-home mommy" struggle, or a kid throwing a tantrum because no one will play cars with him, or the difficulty of trying to focus on a creative task (er, writing, anyone?) when you can't fully dive into it because your 3-year-old wants you to try on his sunglasses and help him get a snack ("yogurt an' HUN-ee. 'Cause I hungee.") and you need to make sure he isn't really strangling the cat even though it sounds like it. No one needs to read any of that....more

4 Super Crappy 2016 Resolutions

 In the spirit of the New Year (or as my company’s language-challenged marketing department calls it, “The New Starts”), I have come up with the following list of resolutions to make myself a better person....more
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If You've Had a Rough Year... This One's For You

This one goes out to a dear friend who battled breast cancer this year. Battled? Hmpffff... She smote it down and pissed on its ruins. And to another who's dear to me who's heading in for his final treatment for melanoma that showed up first on his face, and then in his brain....more

Usher in the Holidays in Style: 5 Show-Stopping Party Dresses

I love celebrating the holidays, and every year I imagine having some sort of fancy party plans that would require me to wear a sassy dress and heels.With that in mind, I did some of the legwork for you ladies who have exciting party plans. These aren’t your run of the mill "throw a sweater over them and you can also wear them to work" kind of dresses; these are some total show-stoppers to usher in the holidays in style!...more

A New Year's Letter of Complaint and Capitulation

If I could write a letter to New Year’s Eve it would start:Little Time31/12/14London Dear NYE,I’m not angry at you, I’m just disappointed… ...more