We confess our desire to light up our worlds with our own abilities, smarts, and accomplishments. May we have the courage to revisit our associations with the word small. May we be willing to change our minds about it, to decide to fold ourselves into it rather than run fast away.Read More
So often there are themes for my work day or week… much of the time that theme is social media. There are good and bad sides to it. Today there were frustrations between a parent and teenager trying to work out expectations and rules for managing their phone and social media.Read More
It's a concept celebrated especially on holidays such as July 4th. Many of us live in a free country but are imprisoned by patterns of shame and fear that we hide from others. This holiday, we encourage you to take a moment to consider areas of your life where you don't live so freely.
Each day, we have a choice. We can hide, cover up, and fake it and be consumed with image management. But in doing so, we lose. We lose the opportunity to see our need for grace, forgiveness, and healing.
How many times have you seen businesses fall short on delivering and sustaining results? Research shows us that the failure is not usually the result of poor strategy; failure is usually the result of poor strategy execution.Read More
Here is my thesis... Everything you do will take you closer to or further away from achieving your purpose. Success people focus on the things that matter and don't get distracted with the noise in their personal Journey to Success.Read More
"I've already heard horror stories about comments made at graduation parties this year! OH, how we must all learn to watch comments meant for good. Please, please read this few thoughts before you show up to the next grad party! Congrats Class of 2018! Enjoy this moment.Read More
As a culture, we’re often obsessed with the next best thing.Read More
April showers bring May flowers. It’s a cute nursery rhyme, but when we are caught umbrella less in the midst of a rainstorm, drenched to the bone, and with shelter nowhere in sight, thinking about clear skies in May brings little to no encouragement!Read More
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Fortunately, many of the factors that contribute to heart disease can be controlled, such as nutrition and exercise. Furthermore, stress in your life can increase risk tremendously. The only causes of heart disease that can’t be controlled are age, gender, and family history.Read More
Tailoring your clothes can transform you from a hot mess to looking polished and put together.
First you need find a tailor you can trust. Some alterations are easy, but for the more complicated ones you need to find someone who knows what they are doing.Read More
What happens when your cravings become overwhelming and lead to overindulgence and feelings of guilt? When people follow restrictive diets or completely cut out groups of foods, cravings can become more intense and can lead to a vicious cycle of indulging, overeating and guilt. A balanced eating plan that allows foods you enjoy — even high-fat, high-calorie foods — will be easier to maintain since you aren’t eliminating those foods outright from your life.Read More
Kids and grown-ups will love this easy weeknight menu featuring heart-shaped fruit, mac & cheese, salad and peanut butter chocolates.Read More
Is your backside wider than your hips? Would you say you look like an hourglass? You, my friend, are pear-shaped. Pear-shaped is the most common body shape. Here are some tips on how to dress your body.Read More
Wanna have a great day today and every day? Get a great start. It's easy to set a positive and productive tone if you do (or avoid doing) some key things first thing in the morning. C'mon, it only takes 10 minutes.Read More
We may have ditched our raucous Super Bowl parties and bar hopping for a more subdued Super Bowl Sunday at home, but this behemoth of an American holiday is still certainly filled with food, drinks (both adult and of the mocktail-variety) and screaming at the TV. And, just because your kid might not know what “third and ten” means, or think “time-outs” are for only when they are misbehaving, doesn’t mean they have to miss out on the game day festivities. Here are some ways your family can eat, drink, craft and play the day away.Read More
Say good-bye to freezer burn, mystery containers, and flavorless leftovers with these easy tips that will help you make the most of the deep freeze.Read More
I recently worked with a client who worked for a trendy online store. She wanted to look polished and put together. She also had a great employee discount. There was one catch, my client was a size 14/16, which is the average dress size for women in America. One would think it wouldn't be difficult to find items that work, but it is.Read More
Junk food tastes annoyingly good. There’s a reason for this – the food companies actually formulate each bite for maximum crave-ability with a specialized balance of sugar, fat and salt. But while junk food tastes like another…it’s detrimental to your fat loss results.Read More
Mention "work-family balance" to a roomful of working women who have children, and the response you'll probably get is semi-hysterical laughter...followed by tired sighs. It's no small feat to carve out a life that balances all of your many needs and responsibilities yet doesn't make you feel like you've turned into a mouse endlessly running on a wheel. Here, 11 strategies that can help you get there.Read More