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Environments are Stronger than Willpower

The last few weeks I have been actively re-organizing and re-decorating my home and office. My boys are with their Dad for the summer, and yet for some reason, the clutter remained. I didn’t realize how much it was negatively impacting me until I started finding a place for everything, started taking down old things, and replacing them with new …

Stop Being Offended! 7 Ways of Thinking – Part Two

7 Ways of Thinking In part one we discussed some of the triggers for being offended and recognized how negative it can be to our well-being.  As promised, I’m sharing seven ways of thinking to replace your resentment with healthier and happier habits. It does require some work, but over time your burdens will become lighter. 1. Don’t “Take” Offense …

How Our Thoughts Can Turn Against Us

For eight weeks, I had a series of full blown crazy scary panic attacks. My whole lower body would shake like I had hypothermia. They led to adrenal fatigue as well as various other spin-off health issues, which of course added to the panic. My doctor told me to cut everything out of my life for the next 12 months. …

If It’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing Well

My Grandfather was one of the most influential people in my life. He has been a continual source of inspiration even though he is no longer with me. He taught me many things, but one thing sticks out imparticular: “if something is worth doing, it is worth doing well.” This idea has served me well in my personal, professional, and …

The Condition of My Heart

I have a heart condition.  At least that is what I call it.  For years I have struggled with a nagging pain in my chest.  Simple tasks like climbing the stairs with a load of laundry, sprinting after a wandering child in the parking lot, or riding a bike up a hill quickly bring on this sharp pain.  The intensity …

Here’s Your Permission to Take a Break Without Mom Guilt

Summer: It’s Complicated I have a love-hate relationship with the school year. I love the daily rhythm, structure, and deadlines it brings, and hate the busy-ness, struggles with homework, and gross school lunches Elle insists on eating. But summer… My relationship status with summer is best described as “it’s complicated.” Summer brings freedom from the deadlines and pressures of school, yes. …

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