My Self-care Wishlist

When I look back on each day, the one thing I see that I skimp on more than anything is self-care. I take care of the needs of others and often neglect caring for myself. I don't take enough time to relax. I don't get enough sleep. I don't eat a healthy enough diet. I … Continue reading My Self-care Wishlist

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Confronting my Own Mortality

“Tis the wink of an eye, 'tis the draught of a breath, From the blossom of health to the paleness of death, From the gilded saloon to the bier and the shroud- Oh! why should the spirit of mortal be proud?” ― William Knox My husband and I will soon be taking an overnight out of … Continue reading Confronting my Own Mortality

When the Image in the Mirror Doesn’t Match the Image on the Camera – or Ways to Appear Confident When You Are Not

I had planned to put together a post about how to appear confident even when you don't feel it. As I was trying to put my son to sleep yesterday afternoon I was composing it in my head, thinking, this sounds good; it should be pretty quick to write. I made mental notes about what … Continue reading When the Image in the Mirror Doesn’t Match the Image on the Camera – or Ways to Appear Confident When You Are Not

6 Important Lessons to Remember Each Day

Just about any way you cut it, the fact is, life is short. We have a very limited time here on Earth, and many people waste it chasing material objects, trying to fill a void within themselves, or trying to quiet a nagging voice at the back of their mind. In the grand scheme of … Continue reading 6 Important Lessons to Remember Each Day

My Favorite Travel Photos, Part 1

I love traveling. I have been to Europe three times; Mexico and Canada one time each. I have visited twenty different countries and itch to pick up and go somewhere again. Yesterday while I was majorly stressed out at work I began thinking of places I would rather be. I obviously would have loved to … Continue reading My Favorite Travel Photos, Part 1

How to Establish a Morning Routine that Works

Ever wake up early with the best intentions of getting to work on time, or even early, only to be even later than usual? Do you struggle to get yourself and your family ready in the morning? When I lived on my own, before a family, before having a smartphone, before being old and requiring … Continue reading How to Establish a Morning Routine that Works

“I was so Embarrassed!” Trying to Teach my Child About Humiliation

"Mom, I said a joke at school today and nobody at my table laughed," Abby said during supper one evening. "I was so embarrassed that none of my friends laughed." She was barely able to keep from crying. "Maybe they don't like me!" "Don't worry about it, sweetheart. Sometimes people might not always laugh at … Continue reading “I was so Embarrassed!” Trying to Teach my Child About Humiliation