It was late evening. I had just had a long talk with a very dear friend of mine, whose daughter is suffering from multiple sclerosis; she wanted to kn...
I went for a three-mile walk during lunch yesterday and found myself checking my phone every twenty yards -- not for any reason, just in case. And in case of what I have no idea. I realized I'd become like Smudge barking at the Maytag
We've all had to start over in some area of our lives like our career, marriage, business, education, diet, etc. It is so easy to revel in the disbelief of the disappointment that we forget the power of pursuing what is next on the horizon if we keep moving.
We can always make room for our true priorities. That might mean compromising or giving up on other things, and that is just part of life.
It is not physically or mentally possible to get four boys (and one grown man) to dress formally, smile joyfully and stand still for any length of time beyond two seconds.
Maybe something as simple as an "I'm thankful for" jar, can be another way to slow down our lives. To force ourselves to put a pause button on the crazy and pat ourselves on the back for living life as well as we do. It's hard to be a functioning adult and I seriously commend everyone who tries.
Put yourself and your needs first this holiday season. Release the stress the holidays trigger and make a commitment to truly experience your holidays this year.
As these to-dos start to accumulate, even if they are things you want to do, all of the sudden all the space you desired for peace, harmony, and chilling this December turns into holiday stress that sucks up your time and pushes your peace right out the window.
With 23 years between my two children, I entered a different world in 1995 when my second child was born. As an old-schooled mom, I wasn't familiar ...
The recent passing of Tom Magliozzi reminded me of my love for "Car Talk." Not that I know much of anything about cars or really care to, but I, lik...
When you have no place to rest and little money, a coffee shop that permits you to visit its warm premises, use its free power or free Wi-Fi, that hands out cups of cold or hot water, is more than a resource. It's a temporary sanctuary.
December can reach both sides of the spectrum by being the most exciting and fun month, or the most depressing and lonely. It's the month that peopl...
Are you feeling overwhelmed with all the work that you've got to do? There seems to be a million different things that need to be done. We feel overwhelmed and out of control because we don't know where to start. Should I start with project A? What about project B and C that need to be done as well?
True courage is about looking inwards, not outwards. Being able to stand firm in a place of vulnerability and to flourish and grow with honesty and humility is a strength beyond measure. This is the power of emotional wisdom.
Inspiration. Hope. Change. For as much as many times as social media seems to dominate our lives, sometimes remarkably inspiring things transpire via...
We can easily lose touch with the joy of the holiday season when negative feelings creep into our minds. Be proactive about your mental health. Minimize the hectic and stressful aspects of the season so that your mind and heart can be touched by moments of delight, awe, and hope.
Mindfulness has become mainstream. Hospitals and prisons offer "Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction," public schools teach students to put their "MindU...
It's humbling how fear can rearrange our eyes. This piece describes a personal example of this.
Today I feel like our kids have a sense of entitlement, and our parents told us to not want more. Did my generation get confused somewhere in the middle?
You should acknowledge and greet your true self with open arms and embrace all aspects that you see -- the good, the bad and the ugly. It is only when we do this that we can begin any true transformation. Doing anything other than that, is just going through the motions and will not benefit you.