Category: Wednesday’s Wisdom

Wednesday’s Wisdom is a weekly column sharing nuggets of wisdom learned through the eyes of our contributors.

A Summer of Travel, Memories, and Learning

Summer is my favorite time because it’s when we travel the most.  And I adore traveling.  This summer we kind of accidentally had a National Parks theme to our adventures.  I came away with a lot of pictures and some great memories.  I also came away with three life lessons. Lesson One:  You Never Know How Close You Are to …

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 …

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 …

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. …