Build Intuition
Anxiety, Boundaries, Personal Growth, Self-Care

7 Practices to Improve Intuition

This post contains affiliate links and we may earn compensation when you make a purchase using the links included in this post, at no additional cost to you. When dealing with matters of the heart, I’ve learned that I have to wade through the anxiety to find the true intuition. Sometimes, what I think is… Continue reading 7 Practices to Improve Intuition

Empty Classroom
Anxiety, Family, Fear, Parenting

Let Your Kids Fail

It's in your grace where they learn to succeed. We all want to protect our children – it’s who we are as parents. They are your flesh, your blood, your sleepless nights, and all of your shining moments. Those kids sitting in front of you covered in jelly and powdered sugar – they are your… Continue reading Let Your Kids Fail

Stories
Anxiety, Personal Growth, Relationships

The Stories we Tell Ourselves

What stories do you tell yourself? Are you aware that you even have a story? When we can separate ourselves from our stories, we can sidestep an imminent argument Yesterday afternoon, after a few hours of work, my phone rang. It was the HVAC technician telling me he arrived for his socially distant HVAC spring… Continue reading The Stories we Tell Ourselves

Super Child
Anxiety, Family, Parenting

Parents: It’s Our Job to Bolster and Protect the Mental Health of Our Children

Especially now, when their world has been turned upside down It wasn’t until my daughter sat silently in the backseat of the car with tears streaming down her face that I realized she was as anxious and overwhelmed by today’s new world as we are. As an educator, I’m embarrassed to admit this, but truth… Continue reading Parents: It’s Our Job to Bolster and Protect the Mental Health of Our Children

Man standing alone
Health & Fitness, Personal Growth, Planning & Organization, Relationships

Things to Do During Social Distancing That Aren’t Binge Watching Netflix

As an American, our duty right now is to social distance. Whether you believe this is serious or not, our government officials and health organizations do think this is serious. Until they understand the complexities of the new COVID-19 and just how serious this is STAY HOME. This doesn’t mean that you are quarantined to… Continue reading Things to Do During Social Distancing That Aren’t Binge Watching Netflix

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Parenting

The Primitive Bug Badge

Perhaps I’m coming on a little strong. It is Monday morning, after all. And I’m aware that the Girl Scouts organization has made strides in furthering the access to STEAM educational resources and has built a community focused on building the leadership and entrepreneurial skills of our young female generations. However, when I opened an… Continue reading The Primitive Bug Badge

Set intentions with a clear path
Family, Finances, Friends, Habits, Kindness, Parenting, Recovery, Relationships, Self-Care, Spirituality

Transformation 2020 – Step 4: Setting Intentions

A few months ago, I was listening to The Adult Chair podcast titled The Power of Intentions. In this podcast, Michelle Chalfant described the difference between a resolution and an intention, and immediately I was hooked. We all know that resolutions don’t work – most of the time. If you are part of that lucky… Continue reading Transformation 2020 – Step 4: Setting Intentions

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Boundaries, Family, Habits, Recovery, Relationships, Self-Care, Spirituality

Transformation 2020 – Step 3: Make a Declaration

Today is the day that you decide who you are and where you want to go. If you’ve been following along with the steps to transform your life in 2020, you reflected on the past year and reminded yourself of your values. Now it is time to turn those values into declarations. Declarations allow us… Continue reading Transformation 2020 – Step 3: Make a Declaration

Fear, Habits, Relationships, Self-Care, Spirituality

Transformation 2020 – Step 2: Examine Your Values

In July 2009, I was on a plane on my way to Spain. I was running away from another failing relationship, spending money I didn’t really have to spend, and hiding from the truth I would only come to recognize six years later: I needed to change my life. I was passing the time by… Continue reading Transformation 2020 – Step 2: Examine Your Values

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Habits, Recovery, Relationships, Self-Care, Spirituality

Transformation 2020 – Step 1: Self-Reflection

I’m ashamed to report that a majority of my adult life – the time between my high school graduation and my 30th birthday – I didn’t know the power of reflection. I assumed that everything that was happening in my life was a result of things happening TO me, that I had no control. People… Continue reading Transformation 2020 – Step 1: Self-Reflection