Do’s and Don’ts from our blended family playbook.

Are you remarried with children? Perhaps you are in a relationship with someone who has children of their own? If so, then you know that children are a wonderful mixed bag of blessings (and challenges) when it comes to remarriage.

Want to Avoid becoming the “Wicked Step Mother/Father”? Here’s How

Are you or anyone you love remarried with children? Has the “going” been tougher than you thought? You’re not alone, Today 4 in 10 new marriages involve remarriage. In this article I’d like to share a little wisdom gleaned from my own experience as a Mom and a Step-Mom of some really great (now grown) kids.

The Elephant in the Room

Do you know someone whose life has been affected by suicide?  Have you ever felt those kinds of thoughts yourself?  If you have, you are NOT alone. Suicide rates in the united states are the highest they’ve been in 30 years.  See New York Times article  According to the United States experiences 1…

My New Blueprint For Life!

I love my life! It’s not perfect, but I am perfectly happy and look for joy every day.  How about you? Now that I’ve got a few articles under my belt I think it’s time to share my personal journey to finding peace of mind.  In this article I’ll talk about how good habits and goals…

Loving Yourself is the Key to Happiness

Do you take the time to love yourself or do you deny yourself because you think it’s selfish? Growing up, my family taught me it was selfish to take care of myself, to love myself. What was I doing, they’d ask. You’re a woman and your responsibility as a caregiver is to push aside […] via…

Stop & Breathe — How I Overcame this Year’s Holiday Entertaining Anxiety

Last week I hosted Christmas at my house. It started out the same as it does every year, with me getting tired just thinking about the day ahead. The day hadn’t started and I was feeling anxious already. The biggest hurdle with hosting parties for me is the feeling of being completely overwhelmed. Everything has to be perfect, after all, my guest’s holiday experience is a direct reflection on me, right?

Don’t be so hard on yourself

Do you ever internally yell at yourself or call yourself names? When you load the dishwasher and drop a plate on the tile floor, what do you think? My guess is that you’ll say something like, “You idiot! That was our good platter!”

Time to be Fearless!

Do you ever get anxious or uneasy to the point where it can slow down your journey to a halt? If you’re anything like me, you have. Until recently my life’s journey was timid and often fearful. That is until I was able to peel the onion down to what was truly troubling me, fear. Well, my friend, I discovered how to be fearless and you can too.

Miracle Morning

What I discovered is that depression is indeed all in our head and is caused by our own self-deprecating thoughts and emotions. The good news is that since it is our own thoughts and emotions that put us into that state, we can also use our own thoughts and emotions to help pull ourselves out of that state.