Grateful

We were standing in line at the food pantry, waiting for a few bags of groceries. My daughter was embarrassed to be there. I would have been too, but I was going through a divorce and wondering how I was going to recover from the heartbreak, support a kid, and get back on my feet…

If You’re Waiting for a Sign

“People don’t wait for all the lights to turn green before making the trip to California,” my dad said. He meant you can’t wait for the elusive, harmonic convergence of perfect timing to start any project. You get a few things lined up, gather your materials, but you must begin! You may have heard someone say,…

Getting Here from There

Everyone has found themselves working next to someone that really grates on every single nerve. I certainly have. And I’d love to tell you how I rose above it all because I’m so positive minded. I can be as petty as the next person, I’m ashamed to say. In fact, having failed miserably is why…

Are You Up to the Challenge?

We can never know what is going on in another person’s life at any given moment. If someone is on your mind or crosses your path and you feel compelled to reach out, or speak to them or say a kind word, I challenge you to act. It may be the perfect time for someone to…

Staying on Task When Life Threatens to Derail You.

Spinning your wheels trying to get everything done in your day? Decrease frustration and increase productivity with these simple tips. We all have those days that we planned to accomplish a lot only to discover the time got hoovered away by some unforeseen event. It isn’t your fault if a water pipe bursts, your kids…

How Ready Are You for the Grand Finale?

The End of the World predictions made another tour on tongues around the globe recently. It seems every so many years, we hear about the most recent reasons why the end is imminent. Despite current events, now isn’t the darkest time in world history. But according to the keepers of the doomsday clock,  we’re only…

Are You Heading for a Health Meltdown?

Hello, there! Thanks for hanging with me while I was away. It’s wonderful to be back. I’ve got some life-changing discoveries to share with you! When my 26-year-old daughter, Sam, and I discussed my being part of her postpartum recovery, my days were already full. Two part-time jobs, a freelance business, a husband and mentoring…

How to Fight Back when Defeating Doubt Stops You Cold

“What’s your topic for our upcoming one on one meeting?” In a recent online class, the instructor emailed the question and the air froze in my lungs. It didn’t matter that I had been out of school for decades. Suddenly, I’m in the 7th grade, mind filled with a black void where my running mental commentary…

Surprisingly Simple Ways to Balance Devastating News

You only have to open your eyes in the morning to know that somewhere in the world something terrible has happened. Sometimes, bad news presses the panic button in us and we feel overwhelming sadness, fear or a persistent state of doom. You may feel as though you have no control over the constant assault…