The Glorification of Busy

A few weeks ago I pinned this on Pinterest.  ...more

Life without Facebook   Author of the blog Running Without Toenails, follow me on Twitter @ktweed...more

Writing, Yoga and Doing What You Love

When you first start writing, chances are you’re not doing it for anyone other than yourself. You might begin by keeping a journal, or producing badly illustrated, yarn-bound books about anthropomorphic cats named Stubby, or else writing raw, angst-written teenage poetry by moonlight while the rest of your family (who, by the way, don’t understand you) are asleep. I mean, maybe. It’s not like I’m drawing examples from my personal life here or anything....more

Disconnect to connect!

So, my over-40 women friends, what is underneath the new myriad ways to connect: cell phones, text messages, Facebook updates and Twitter tweets? We humans have a need, a yearning for connection, which is surely the underlying attraction going on here....more

Find Your Calling

I thought I found my calling back when I was seven, when a chimney sweep found a nest of hairless, newborn baby squirrels I vowed to nurse back to health. Those squirrels were just the first of dozens of baby squirrels I raised over the next fifteen years, earning me the title of “The Squirrel Girl.” In the moment I saw them, I knew I was supposed to be a healer, and I figured that meant I had to be a doctor or a veterinarian....more

How To Handle Conflict Confidently: Create A Spirit Of Cooperation

This is the final part of our series on How To Handle Conflict Confidently. Learn about the first three steps you can take here:...more

The life of a not-so-superhero Mom

Have you ever seen women who work full time, have dinner on the table no later than 6 pm, keep immaculately clean cars, and still have time to chair the PTA?  I used to think that some people live on pure adrenaline, they way most of us live on food and water.  I discovered some gold nuggets of how they do these things happily, and successfully, and thought I's share them....more

Magnificent Monday - Don't Sweat at an Industry Conference

Magnificent Monday - it is magnificent to not let them see you sweat at an industry conference....more

Around Here

Stopped by my favorite morning read, chookooloonks and saw Karen's post titled "Around Here" and loved it. What a great way to capture what is going on in your life at this very moment. It was inspired by Ali Edwards post by the same title. I read both and the posts in the blogasphere that have spun off from Ali's original one and was inspired by all the simple wonderful that is going on in everyday lives. I have gotten myself into a bit of a funk...feeling anxiety and not handling it well. So I will try my hand at this meditative writing today and see where it takes me....more