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

Overcoming Your Identity Crisis: Answering the Question “Who Am I?”

Playing games is one of my favorite pastimes. Aggravation, Sorry, Uno, Clue, Trouble, Rummy. I love them all (except Monopoly…ultra meh to me.) To kill some time on a recent long drive my husband and I played 20 Questions. On a side note, I was thrilled to be playing because most of our long trips … Read more

Not Guilty! 12 Common Things We Feel Guilty About Even Though We Shouldn’t

One of our sons recently started his second year of law school.  I love the phone calls I have with him when he updates me on what he’s learning in his classes. Call me crazy, but I love it when he throws terms like appeals, clemency, Habeas Corpus, punitive damage, recusal, malfeasance, and arraignment around.   … Read more

Take a Stand! 12 Things You Can Do to Make Every Day Count

I went to dinner with some friends a few nights ago and, not surprisingly since it seems to be on everyone’s mind, the topic of COVID came up. Specifically how COVID has changed each of us in a positive way. Although we each had a variety of answers, a common one was that the pandemic … Read more

Do Something For Nothing: Why You Should Give to Give, Not to Get

Our flight was delayed a few weeks ago so my husband and I found ourselves packed into a terminal in Memphis with about 100 other tired, hungry, and frustrated passengers. As I sat in a not-so-comfortable seat wishing I was anywhere but there I couldn’t help but overhear a conversation going on near me.   Man … 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

3 Things You Can Do Right NOW to Make Your Life Slow Down

I’ve been on a purging-my-house-of-unnecessary-things roll over the past six months. I thought the timing was perfect to get rid of “stuff” now that my kids have left the nest, and I’ve been staying home more due to COVID.   Old hockey gear-gone?! Broken toys-gone! Out-of-style clothes-gone! Unread books-gone! Bank statements from the 90’s-gone! At … Read more

No Copycats Allowed: 3 Ways to Get Back to the Real You

Ever notice that even though we all start out as an original, many of us end up as copies? Ugh.  It’s easy to pay so much attention to what others are doing that we lose sight of how unique we are. The seemingly perfect people that hang out on Pinterest, Instagram, Tik Tok, and Facebook … Read more

Be More Heart and Less Attack: 5 Simple Ways to Be Kind

Despite our fervent wishes, COVID just won’t die out, tropical storms and fires have some living on pins and needles, and, with the election a day away, the political climate could not be more heated.   Everyone, it seems, has an opinion about something — oftentimes to the detriment of harmony. Now let me cut in … Read more