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What Goals Are You Setting Together?

There are plenty of books and blogs out there entirely focused on setting (and accomplishing) goals. These are an excellent resource, and setting goals for your own personal growth or your career are OF COURSE important! I’d even say essential, to be honest — if you’re not setting goals, what are you working towards? What’s Read more about What Goals Are You Setting Together?[…]

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Making The Most Of Your Summer

How’s your summer going, my friends? Are you making a splash? How are you breaking away from the ordinary? Any change in routine can be so helpful in recharging your batteries. That could mean trying some new summer recipes on the grill (ever used veggies or fruit?!) or getting away for a long weekend. Maybe Read more about Making The Most Of Your Summer[…]

How to Avoid The Toxic Cycle of Thought!

I did not want to bother with the resolution this year. Instead, I am taking time to focus and tune into what I want 2016 to be about. I want it to be about change…BIG change! And so far, so good, because this week…Eric and I start our doctoral work. YES! No resolution…just a doctorate. Read more about How to Avoid The Toxic Cycle of Thought![…]

We All Need to Quit This One New Year’s Tradition

Well, it’s coming: The New Year. And with it, the obligatory flood of emails, blogs, soundbites, and ‘inspirational’ self-help books to remind you that you’d better make some resolutions. It’s a new year! Fresh start! Make goals! Make them huge, unattainable, unrealistic goals — that’s the whole point! The cultural obsession we have with self-improvement Read more about We All Need to Quit This One New Year’s Tradition[…]

Fighting the Bah Humbugs

Christmastime can be so fun and festive…not to mention full of frustration and seething anger, right? I don’t want to be a scrooge here, but have you ever noticed how this time of the year brings out the worst in people…maybe even in yourself? Well, you know me…I’m all for being transparent and vulnerable, so Read more about Fighting the Bah Humbugs[…]

Finding Margins

Margin: An extra amount of something (such as time or space) that can be used if it is needed. Do you have this extra time or space in your life? I know I don’t! This is, in fact, one of my greatest challenges. Firstly, I think I have to realize the deficit it causes me, and those Read more about Finding Margins[…]

Rising Strong

Whenever you do something out of your comfort zone, especially in relationships, it can be very difficult to deal with the after effects. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I have been reading “Rising Strong” by Brene Brown, PhD, which deals with this very topic. I’ve always been inspired by her writing, but this Read more about Rising Strong[…]

The Many Ways We Connect

The Many Ways We Attach and Why its So Important I’ve been thinking a lot about attachment lately. Perhaps it is because I am working with a master educator/counselor who is an expert on attachment. In my last post I promised I would tell you about the book I was reading: The Neurobiology of We Read more about The Many Ways We Connect[…]

Fall into New Habits

School is back in session and that can be a time of relief (for moms especially) but also a time of stress and anxiety as homework and life of busyness ramps back up. I wonder what life would be like if we started one new ritual surrounding becoming more centered daily, less chaotic (and I’m Read more about Fall into New Habits[…]

Brush off the Dust and Keep Running!

Have you ever found yourself stuck in a toxic thought cycle? I know that often, when I make a mistake, I find myself overwhelmed with shame and guilt–I spend more time beating myself up about it than trying to actually recover. It becomes a vicious cycle repeating itself. But what if that toxic cycle lost Read more about Brush off the Dust and Keep Running![…]