May 14, 2015

 

 

Hey there,

 

Don't worry, I'm not suggesting you put down the Cheetos and walk away from the tacos, I'm talking about what we consume by way of what we watch, read and hear.  What we allow into our world.

Television, radio, movies, YouTube, social media, SnapChat, the internet in general, news shows, politics, magazines, we are constantly inundated with information to consume. And we can't leave out...

May 6, 2015

Not meeting expectations, high expectations, low expectations or anything in between, expectations can trip us up.

We hold onto what we expect, even if it's not what we want because maybe going out on that limb of change is too scary. Staying the same feels safe. The unknown, not so much.

We tell ourselves, "this is how it is, and I don't expect it to change."

Expecting something better can...

May 4, 2015

 

We all have things we want to accomplish, an inner calling, a stirring that doesn't go away. Or maybe we just want a little less drama and a little more peace.

Regardless of where we are at, there's another place we are striving to be. It's all a part of our beautiful evolution.

I can stand on a soap box and tell you how to think positively and change your thoughts and you'll change your life, but at the end of th...

April 8, 2015

 


Today's post comes by way of a reader. 

How do you overcome envy, especially when it pertains to time that's passed and things you can't change?

Oh, envy, that lousy feeling that can make us feel inadequate.

I remember in middle school when a couple of girls in my class had Dooney & Burke purses. I would have given anything for a Dooney & Burke purse.  I imagined the color I would pick out, the smell of the leat...

March 25, 2015

 

Everyone knows guilt.

There's mommy guilt, Catholic guilt, food guilt, work guilt, family guilt, exercise guilt ... insert your type of guilt here.


Guilt starts off with good intentions. It's there so we learn as children not to hurt other people. As adults it kicks in to keep us from working 80 hours a week instead of spending time with our families. Guilt can be a good deterrent in keeping us on a path we want to...

March 18, 2015

 


Sometimes situations just suck. I found myself in one of those just a few days ago. 

Last week I got to play in Puerto Rico with my family. We slept in every day and did what we wanted when we wanted. It was perfect- at least when the kids weren't fighting over random ridiculousness in the back seat of the car.

On our last day we had it all planned out. We were going to visit a little town that promised to h...

March 11, 2015

 

Stop. Drop. And Play.


Confession: I'm in Puerto Rico enjoying the beach, the wildly colorful buildings of San Juan, exploring fortresses built in the 1500s,  and am about to go on a trek through the rain forest, so this is going to be short and sweet.

Another confession: Playtime is crucial to my well-being. And I know I'm not alone here. 

But how many of us actually give ourselves permission to play, to trav...

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