When Gratitude Doesn’t Work

Our culture seems to imply a magic behind gratitude. There are books and articles and websites promising if we are grateful, we will be everything from happy to abundant. Our lives will fall into place with gratitude. Our perspective will change, our faces soften, our...

Holiday Stress Tips: 3 Ways to Beat It This Year

Holiday Stress Tips: You CAN Have A Stress-less Holiday Season! 1) Ask your family what one thing they most love about the holidays. I know I’ve often gone overboard for the holidays and one year I asked, “What do you love about our holidays? What do you...

Gratitude Practice: Try These 7 Ideas For Kids and Teens

Kids’ Gratitude Practice : 7  Habits Here’s the problem… We all want grateful kids – todders, tweens and teens. What we do NOT want are ungrateful, spoiled, or demanding kids and when we see teeny tiny interactions that set off alarm bells, we...

115 Wednesdays: #90 Just One Thing

  Once in a while, as I’m chopping potatoes and onions for a vegetarian dinner, my mind wanders. I’m quite sure it’s the potatoes. Potatoes are the same cut a thousand times over…. My mind decides to go somewhere else. Often, it’s 90...

115 Wednesdays #91: Trusting Them In A Crisis

Trusting them is our biggest lesson. Fifteen minutes after leaving the house, Jordan called me. “Mom, I’m fine. I wasn’t in an accident. But I saw one. The sheriff is here and wants me to stay.  I can’t get my car out, but I wasn’t hit....

Mom Retreat : My Secret to Everything

      When my son was 18 months old, I took my first personal, solo, mom retreat.  I drove to a bed and breakfast within 90 miles. I slept for 18 hours straight. I do sometimes exaggerate, but I’m not exaggerating here. I did not have a full...

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