You may be tired of hearing about goals and goal setting by now. That's why I decided to talk about it at the end of January instead of the beginning. Lucky you (hah, hah). Seriously though, have you ever looked at your goals and wondered why you didn’t accomplish some or all of them? Have you ever felt like your best laid plans fall flat on their face? Well you're not alone. Most of us at some point in our lives have felt like we’ve failed or at least come up short in accomplishing the ... Read More about The Mindset You Need To Help You Move Forward
She sat in my daughter's booster chair as she casually said, "My daddy was in the hospital, but he came home and is getting better." My heart sank. The reality was that her daddy was dying from cancer. It was the week before Christmas, and her father had just been placed on hospice. She was coming to my house to have a play date with my daughter in order to give her mother much needed time and emotional space. Christmas isn't typically associated with sadness, but loneliness, unmet ... Read More about A Message For the Downhearted At Christmas
The holiday season is upon us. You know how it goes. We start off with enthusiasm and excitement, but then our to-do lists explode, the extra activities wear on us, patience turns to frustration, and before we know it, we’re maxed out and ready to stop the insanity. The words holiday and simplicity almost seem to be opposites. We may even go so far in our frustration that we ultimately quit our attempts to create fun and enjoyable memories during the holidays and drop the ball on the ... Read More about Holiday Simplicity To Feel Greater Joy. Is It Possible?
Don't feel guilty. I got caught up in it too. I sat in my family room watching documentaries about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle--their lives, their relationship, and their first interview. I couldn't believe I was so entranced. I don't read tabloids or idolize celebrities, so I was surprised by how mesmerized I was watching what brought these two seemingly ordinary yet extraordinary individuals together. I don't know if it was the fact that Meghan was so articulate and ... Read More about Shaping the Chapters of Our Lives