Family and Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene is pounding away on our little farm but we are snuggled inside.  Single leaves dot the window screens as if Mother Nature is telling me to slow down and enjoy the energy.  We are without electrical power.  Our generator is not behaving.   I always like natural lighting anyway....more

Mom in Your Corner

This is something that has been plaguing me for a while now. Do I pursue my own career aspirations OR focus on my 10 year old daughter - she is at an age where I think parents should pay more attention. ...more

Bloomberg did not discriminate against women by treating new mothers the same as other leave-takers

Article first published as Judge: Bloomberg Did Not Discriminate Against Women on Blogcritics. ...more

The Mean Old Lady continued...

Well it looks like Mrs. California the crazy bitch is not going to go away easily. She called on one of my days off. My bosses weren't there that day, so my friend Linda apparently got the brunt of her pleasantness. She then went and told Barb, who I also work with. Let me make clear that neither of them knew what was going on before the phone call... GAH. ...more

True Confession

I have a dirty little secret. Are you sitting down? Yes? Okay, here goes. I let my kids eat in front of the tv. There, I said it. I'm sitting here as I type watching them watch Shrek while eating their couscous, sauteed squash and zucchini and grilled chicken. They are drinking low fat white milk. We've been interacting since 4:15, we did homework, we did some chores, etc. But we're supposed to be sitting down to a healthy and delicious happy family dinner, right? ...more
@bereccah I'm sure once the fall hits you will swing back into routine ;)more

Using a Kitchen Timer for Wellness, Better Writing and Time Management

Now that I’m working from home full-time at the writing lab, I find that I have to remind myself to get up from my desk every now and then. I just don’t have the regular distractions that come with working in a busy office with other people.My chiropractor noticed too. (She notices everything. I’m not sure how she does it.)...more

Avoid Burnout as a Freelancer

There's a huge difference between freelancing on the side for a few extra dollars and being your own full-time boss. Being your own boss can easily lead to burnout whether you are a writer, consultant, or widgetmaker. Learn how you can avoid and work through burnout in this first-hand-experience post. ...more

....."You Grow Old Because You Stop Laughing"

Today, while in our every Tuesday morning sales meeting, my mind began to wander; taking me back to an incident that happened last Winter. Sitting in the meeting that cold January day, while fiddling with my necklace, I realized I had my turtleneck sweater on backwards.  So, I waited until the meeting ended and slipped off to the restroom to remedy the situation.  Only we women can relate to this....more

Be Kind to Yourself

What is the best advice you have ever been given?  Perhaps it was a financial philosophy from a grandparent or romantic perspective from an older sibling.  Mine was from an unexpected source – a stranger – and at the time it seemed he had psychological x-ray goggles, saw right through my upbeat exterior, and dispensed his advice perfectly according to his uncanny insight.  It was great advice.  Not only do I recall it a few times every week, but it has become one of the main values by which I live....more

Love & Let Go As people we are constantly being challenged in all sorts of ways, by those individuals that are strategically placed around us in life. It is initially our job to make sure that the people we are in community with daily are able to contribute to our emotional, as well as physical and spiritual health in a positive way. When we allow people outside of those negative criteria’s to enter into our life, we may then find ourselves unbalanced in every sort of unhealthy way. Here is a question to ponder on....more