Updating the Outdated: Why It’s Time to Change Your Old Mindsets

I’ve been browsing Pinterest like a madwoman recently. After 20 years of living in our house, I’ve decided that it’s time for a bathroom overhaul. I’m ready to say goodbye to the hunter green tile, the camel-colored walls, the jetted bathtub that could fit a family of five, and the gold fixtures. It’s time to … Read more

Next Year People: Holding On To Hope

I’m a history nut. Learning about the past, how it affects us today, and the people that played a role in it is intriguing to me. Recently I sat down and watched Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl. What an amazing documentary! “It’s the story of heroic perseverance — of a resilient people who, against all … Read more

Find Your Cause and Then Do Something About It

This year I decided to forego the cold in the Midwest and spend the winter in Florida. Because I’m able to work remotely my decision was easy. Work in my home office wearing sweatpants and shivering or work in T-shirts and soak up the sun. A no-brainer for sure!  I’ve especially enjoyed the key deer, … Read more

Don’t Take Yourself So Seriously: How to Laugh at Yourself and Embrace Your Imperfections

I had an aha moment recently. I realized that awkward, quirky, non-conformists, and imperfect people are the ones I want to do life with. Why? Because they don’t “get it right all the time.” They like their space and don’t have to be entertained non-stop. They don’t perform and look for acceptance from others. They … Read more

Treat Yourself With TLC

You can’t pour from an empty cup. Let me explain. We give so much attention to others: our family, our work, our friends, our commitments that we forget to give a little attention to ourselves. We fill everyone’s cup around us and let ours become bone dry. Being everything to everyone isn’t sustainable.  How much … Read more

15 Simple Ideas To Help Organize Your Life

Are you juggling plates and watching many of them fall at your feet in pieces? Or maybe you’re wearing dozens of hats besides your own. Or, perhaps you feel like a hamster on a wheel and you can’t get off.  Busyness can be exhausting and definitely not conducive to staying organized! When my kids were … Read more

Stop, Look, Ask, Listen, Hear

“Listening is one of the loudest forms of kindness.” Anonymous I sat down last week to write a blog about being a good listener and giving others our full attention and, wouldn’t you know, I was personally put to the test over the weekend and I failed. On several occasions, I found myself engaging in … Read more

Want to Create Good Habits That Stick? Do These 8 Things

I’ve got goals, desires, dreams, and expectations that I’m just itching to check off my list. Have a successful business. Get healthy. Organize my house. I bet you’ve got some goals, desires, dreams, and expectations too. But, just having them is half of the equation. Creating good habits to do those “big things” is the … Read more

Eliminate Lies! How to Live Up To Your Potential

What’s going on between your ears? Seriously. What voices are you hearing inside your head? Is the negative committee holding a convention inside of it or are sincere and uplifting thoughts making themselves comfortable and calling your head their home? If you’re anything like me, you have to constantly sift your thoughts and weed out … Read more

3 Reasons Why Mentoring Matters

I was hanging out with my girlfriends recently and as I looked around the room I was overwhelmed with a feeling of gratitude.  When these ladies came into my life I was overwhelmed with juggling my roles as “mom” to three preteen boys, as “wife” to a busy business owner, as “taxi driver” going back … Read more