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

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

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

The Importance of Living One Day at a Time

I had my yearly eye exam a few weeks ago. My eye doctor declared that my eyesight is improving. It’s nowhere near 20-20 but, considering that I’ve worn both glasses and contacts since seventh grade and often feel a little like Mr. Magoo, this is a big win for me!  Call me crazy, but my … Read more

Why Ignoring Your Problems Won’t Make Them Go Away

Numbers, algorithms, coordinates, and statistics are not my cup of tea, but words…now they’re another story. Some people see things in black and white, Not me. I like to color my world with words and make connections and comparisons through them. This is why when I recently came across the words “You can’t get away … Read more

Finding Solutions Instead of Talking About Problems

Life isn’t easy. Just when you think you’re cruising along Easy Street you find yourself driving along hairpin turns and holding on for dear life. Yep, there are no shortages of problems both in our world and in the world.  If we zoom in, we might see problems in our personal life like at work, … Read more