The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in a Family Tree

I’m the unofficial pictorial historian of our family. When our dad passed away a few years ago, my siblings gave the OK for me to take the old framed black and white family photos.  Nothing excites me more than to see the faces of my long-gone relatives adorning the wall at our cabin. I see … Read more

Lifting Others up is Great Strength Training

I’m one of those people who enjoys going to the gym. For me it’s never been about losing weight or fitting into a certain size. Nope, my goal has always been to become stronger and healthier and increase my endurance. I’ve been trying to do wide-grip pull ups for a long time now (they’re harder … Read more

What to Say (and Not Say) to Someone In Times of Trouble

If you’ve read any of my blogs you already know that I’ve been on a mission the last several years to slow down, to become more in touch with what’s happening around me, and to be intentional about my relationships.  There’s another area of my life I’ve been focusing on thinking before I speak. While … Read more

How‌ ‌to‌ ‌Beat‌ ‌Burnout‌ ‌and‌ ‌Get‌ ‌Back‌ ‌to‌ ‌Balance

I went to Target the other day for one thing (a birthday card) and came out with a cartful. Can you relate? A Pumpkin-Caramel-Latte-Honey-Orange candle was calling my name, the kitchen fall towel set was too cute to pass up, the orange and navy blue flannel shirt jacket (called a shacket, btw) fit me perfectly, … Read more

Are You Self-Serving or Serving Others? 5 Benefits of Being an Everyday Servant

DISCLAIMER: This blog is not intended to be all butterflies, rainbows, and unicorns or portray me as a goody-two-shoes. Absolutely not! My motivation for writing this is to gently remind you that life speeds by at warp speed and we get one chance at it. Many people are emotionally and physically drained, are juggling numerous … Read more

The How, What, and Why of Auditing Your Life: Figuring Out Where You Are and Where You Want to Go

I had a conversation with a banker friend of mine a few days ago and she mentioned her bank was going through an audit to make sure they were operating in line with regulations. Needless to say, she was working extra hours and was a little stressed out. The auditors were pouring over her bank’s … Read more

Stop Overthinking and Make a Decision! 5 Traits of Decisive People

What should I order off the menu? What shoes should I wear? When should I ask for a raise? Should I break up with my boyfriend? Should I apply for the job? I’m all about not being impulsive and thinking things through, but when it comes to decision making don’t overanalyze things or you’ll get … Read more