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Misconceptions about introverts

Misconceptions About Introverts: What We Want the World to Know

In her book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain describes various misconceptions about introverts. She explains that, …

decisions

Three Ways to Know You are Making the Right Decisions for You

If you are like everyone else on the planet right now, you have a great pile of decisions to make. Should I go to the …

Preparing yourself and your special needs child for school

Preparing Yourself and Your Special Needs Child for School.

As a new school year is quickly approaching it is time to start preparing yourself and your special needs child for the school year Every …

Anchoring to Your Inner Strength

An anchor is a heavy object to hold a vessel in its place or it’s someone that delivers you the news on television. It can …

College Freshman

This is What we Want for Her: A Few Parting Words for my College Freshman

In one week we will move my only child into her college freshman dorm room. We will unpack, joke, arrange, laugh, bicker and organize. We …

Sisters

The Gift of a Sister: The Journey of Togetherness

A giggle escaped from across the backseat of the crowded Ford Super Cab pick-up truck. An exasperated groan escaped my lips as, yet again, my …

school

Surviving School: Practical Advice for In-Person or Remote Learning

Parents are in an impossible situation when it comes to deciding what their children should do for school this year. There truly is no good …

Daycare: The Importance of Keeping a Sleep Routine

One of the biggest obstacles my clients face is what to do when they send their little ones to daycare. They are often found wondering …

knowing who you are

Self Connection: 5 Tips to Knowing Who You Are

Self connection is an ongoing journey. As we change through the years each phase of life has its own effect on how we connect to …

quiet

It’s So Quiet I Can Hear My Soul Whisper

When our world shut down and went quiet in March, I experienced something I’d never experienced before. Truthfully, I’ve experienced several firsts during this ethereal …

Chronic Pain is a Real Pain: Awareness, Coping, and How to Help

Chronic pain is maybe not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the word pain. However, it’s the first thing that …

Why You Need to Tell Your Inner Circle How Much You Value Them

Many of us hesitate to be authentic with others because we have been hurt in the past or assume we’ll have more time once we …

evening routine

Your Evening Routine is Just as Important as the One for your Morning

We all know that a good morning routine is a great way to start our day. It’s even touted that the most successful people are …

Blissful Summer Recipes

A Blissful Trifecta of Flavors for a Refreshing Meal – Recipes Included

It’s been a hot summer, and I think we all have felt a little more stress so far just 2 seasons into 2020 than the …

Worthy

I Believed the Lie that I was Unworthy; Turns out I am Worthy

Worthiness. I am going to be honest with you. This word makes me uncomfortable. Like, to my core. I suffered years of emotional and verbal …

slow down

Enjoying the Slower Pace of Life

If there’s an upside to the up-side down world we’re living in right now, it’s the slower pace of life. Coronavirus forced us to sit …

smart phone

Attached to My Smartphone: Steps to Create a Healthier Relationship

According to research, people touch their smartphones about 2,617 times a day. Clearly, we spend a lot of time on our devices. I never realize …

Stop Talking So Much: Five Ways to Practice Listening Better

When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new. Dalai Lama Are we really …

I am a procrastinator

Confessions of a Procrastinator: From Procrastination to Productivity

I have a dirty little secret. Actually, for those who know me well, it’s no secret at all. I am a procrastinator.  On the surface, …

The Valuable Lesson I Learned From my Autistic Son

“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to …

Birds Build Nests…Why Am I Nesting?

Mid-March I became a different person…a nesting person. Not only did I “celebrate” another trip around the magnificent sun, I also compulsively began to clean …

My Husband’s Happiness is Not My Responsibility

June 30, 2002, I walked into a random church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Little did I know that a handsome man would hit on me …

Memories

The Memories that Get Lost in the Hustle and Bustle of Life

The memories that get lost in the hustle and bustle of life. I can feel them slipping away. The tiny, every day moments that make …

An Action Plan that Really Works – 6 Simple Success Steps

Frustrated when you can’t seem to hit your goals? Me too! This year I’ve been focusing on productivity and especially in this season – how …

Transformation Above the Neck: A Journey to Mindful Eating

Transformation. I can’t even tell you how many times in my life I have worked to change my form, my appearance. How can I alter, …

Lessons I’ve learned From My Curly Hair: Wisdom for Navigating Life

Lessons I’ve learned from my curly hair. Where do I begin? Curly hair. Love it or hate it, it’s mine. There’s no escaping it. Since …

when life is too much, the children are our why

When Life Is Too Much: The Children Are Our Why

This year, though we’re only halfway through, has been too long and too difficult both globally and personally. Too much to process. My head spins …

adrenal fatigue syndrome

Life With Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome: The Modern Day Stress Disorder

Life with adrenal fatigue syndrome means managing stress in a healthy way

The Truth About Having a Mental Illness

The truth about having a mental illness is this: It is hard and it is draining. There are so many things that are going on …

How To Choose Podcasts Worth Listening To

How often have you felt overwhelmed by all the mediums vying for your attention? I can remember a time before podcasts and social media. Books, …

How to Break Up With Your Toxic Self in 5 Brave Steps

Do you often believe that you are not good enough? Do you constantly disappoint and judge yourself? Is blaming yourself for making mistakes and expecting …

In a Sleep Coach’s House: We Still Have Tired Nights

I do have to brag that my kiddos have been great sleepers from a very young age! But that doesn’t mean that we don’t have setbacks …

Growing Through It

Growing Through ALL That We’re Going Through

“Don’t “GO” through life, “GROW” through life. Realize the journey of life is not about being right or pretending to know it all. It’s about …

Time Of Self Discovery During The Stay At Home Order

Over the last 11 weeks I have had some time of self discovery during the stay at home order. During the recent stay at home …

give up dieting

Intuitive Eating: The Fear and Freedom of Giving up Dieting for Good

If my memory is correct, I was put on my first diet around the age of seven. Looking at pictures of myself back then, I …

Yelling: How to Get Your Message Across

Early in the lock-down, I realized that I had no area in my house to “take” my yoga class. Work was from home, college was …

Five Mental Health Benefits to Growing Your Garden

Long ago, in a time far far away… My grandfather was an avid gardener. In the acre behind their home he had created a small oasis …

support

A Parent’s Unending Love and Support

Having recently spent a week in the hospital with my daughter, I started thinking about a parent’s unending love and support. Even now, as a …

Three Unexpected Ways to Expand Your Life Through Stretching

I started out on my wellness journey in May 2018. As you can imagine, when I first started, there was an overwhelming amount of information …

doesn't go as planned

When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned: We Adjust and Move Forward

The doctor glanced up at me after examining my daughter and gently explained, “We’re going to go ahead and make an appointment for her at …

the glamping life

That Glamping Life: Trading in My Tent for a Different Kind of Adventure

I am a “glamper.” I have officially traded in my tent for the glamping life. There. I said it. My backwoods, backpacking, teenaged self-of-old would …

Do not give up

Don’t Give Up On Your Purpose in Life: Endure To The End

Have you ever felt like you just want to completely give up and back away from your purpose in life? You have? Me too. Lately, …

What Perspective Am I to Hold on to?

These last few months have been disorienting. To gather enough focus to put pen to paper and write down my thoughts has been daunting. The …

reflecting on childhood

The Power of Remembering: Reflections from Childhood

Remembering back to my childhood, I reflected on arriving at the base of my favorite tree. I was ten years old looking up and squinting …

children

The Best Thing We Can Do for Our Children: Allow Them to be Themselves

“When you parent, it’s critical you realize you aren’t raising a “mini me,” but a spirit throbbing with its own signature. For this reason, it’s …

childless woman

The Challenge for Moms and the Childless Woman to be in Community

Moms and the childless in community? All of us crave the fulfillment of whatever we assume is missing in our lives. Otherwise, life would be …