Redirect the Demands

I refuse to allow pressure to steal my peace. When we redirect the demands for our attention and money which are so prevalent during this time of year to what really matters, we experience incredible freedom!  It's time to take ownership of our joy, our gratitude, our reflection, instead of leaving it in the hands of the department stores and promotional sales. Let's take a deep breath and plan to release the pressure. 

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Happy Thanksgiving?

Today, there are people all over our nation who question whether today is really a happy day. Countless families have been struck by devastation lately, and it can cause some of us to question whether it really is a happy thanksgiving, especially when the absence of a loved one or a dream is exacerbated during the holidays. If you have any doubts in your heart, you are not alone. I'd like to encourage you through the questions in your heart, and it's my hope that it supplies you with new strength and joy.

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Why I Love Working with Women (and Girls)

It's Women's Herstory Month, and it's time to address those thoughts that so many women share when they state, "I don't like girls," and, "I can't stand being around females." I'm here to tackle that mindset by reminding you of how amazing we really are! When we begin to reflect on the power in our potential, we're more willing to engage so let's chat.

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Throw Away the Routine

I am all for routine. As a teacher, I've learned how much children need consistency. Consistent routines help kids and teens -even adults- feel comfortable. Consistent routines help us to feel a sense of control, as if everything isn't falling down around us. Every now and then though, we need to break with consistency-especially with a week as many of us have had. Whether you have experienced a recent tragedy or know someone who has, don't be afraid to throw away the routine!

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5 Tips to Confront Conflict Between Moms and Daughters

We become strong when we exercise, and I don’t know if it can get any more basic than that. In fact, you may be wondering why I chose to waste space to even share that point. I shared it because I want us to remember it’s important and simple. When we exercise, we become stronger. Now, I have a question for you: why do so many of experience weak relationships with our loved ones? Come on, you know what a weak relationship is: one where patience is absent and discipline is distant. One where your interactions are marked by outbursts and your time together is tense.

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