Our lives seem to be so full and so busy that we don’t have much time to think. We act on impulse rather than with clarity and sound judgement. I believe we need to make time to stop and think, and evaluate what we are doing, how we are doing, and how it can be…Read more
This is not a healthy pursuit. No matter what injustice has happened, no matter how big or small, there is no room in your life for revenge. It is an insidious poison that will take over your thoughts, your actions, and words and will slowly destroy you. How? Maybe not actual death, but it will…Read more
Healthy, Happy, Optimistic!
Some of you have heard those three words, together just like that, several times, if not a million. It is our family motto! When people ask me how I’m doing, my response almost 90% of the time is, “Happy, Healthy, and Optimistic. Sometimes even a “Opti-freak-‘n-mistic!”. It was years and years and years ago, (2006)…Read more
Say What You Mean
We are all so incredibly different, but what I think we should all agree on is: say what you mean. Don’t be obscure, don’t beat around the bush, don’t hint, just say it! Hmm, perhaps I should market a hoodie that says “just say it!” Nah, I’d probably get in trouble from Nike for it…Read more
STOP Drinking Pop!
HA! This seems a bit funny to me, because I have to take this advice myself. I am addicted to coke. I admit it. Now, in saying that, I haven’t had a coke in over three months, but I am addicted. Just like self-professed alcoholics that attend AA are told to NEVER EVER touch a…Read more
Children NEED (and thrive) on Routine
One of the best things you can do for your children is give them routine. They THRIVE on routine. They may not like it when they grow up, but when they are children, they need it. They feel safe. They feel secure. They need to know what to expect, and at what time to expect…Read more
Gossip Hurts. STOP!
Gossip is anything that includes idle chatter or rumors about the personal or private lives of others. Whether or not it’s true, it doesn’t matter. Sharing negative things that you would never say to a person’s face behind their back is such a huge betrayal. I know, we’d all like to think that we would…Read more
Guess what! I have figured my marriage out. I was married for just under 10 years, then divorced. I have remarried, and this year will be celebrating my fourteenth year anniversary. Guess what I have learned… The biggest cause of problems in a marriage are UNMET EXPECTATIONS. And upon learning that, I realized I needed…Read more
Start Being a Duck!
We need to be ducks. For forther information on how to be a duck, keep reading. Ever have someone insult you, or say something really stupid? Now, this is a rhetorical question, because YES, of course ALL of us have had someone say something to us that we consider to be mean or downright rude….Read more
Ever Say Something You Regret?
Okay, I have to admit – if this was a course in school, I would be getting A’s. Top marks. Full credit. Perhaps I really should be wearing a neon sign that says “insert foot here” with an arrow pointing at my mouth. Sigh. LIFE IS TOO SHORT FOR REGRETS Regrets. Life is too SHORT…Read more