Pace yourself, honey…I whisper to myself like I’m running a marathon. But at this moment I don’t know a thing about pacing myself. My breath is sputtering, my legs are wobbling and I’m just trying to find the energy to make it to the finish line. I’m just four weeks from finishing my graduate program and […]
When Life Gives You Lemons
There are times in life that I need a little extra boost of confidence or encouragement. Like when I get a rejection from a bucket list publication. Or a project falls through. Or the scale keeps going up no matter how much I diet. This is when I seek the type of encouragement that borders […]
It’s Almost Summer, Does Your Kid Have A Job Yet? Expert Advice To Help You Make It Happen
My youngest child is graduating college in a few weeks and after months of scouring the internet, sending out resumes, and interviewing up the wazoo, landed a full-time job which begins this summer. Can I hear a hallelujah?! It’s not easy securing an internship or graduating with a job. I’ve seen it first hand as […]
Life Lessons From Judge Judy
I recently had the opportunity to hear Judge Judy speak at a women’s event. I admit, I don’t watch The Judge Judy show which has been on air for 20 years, but I heard she is quite the character and a dynamic speaker, so I was eager to go. She did not disappoint. I left […]
How Will You Give Back On #GivingTuesday?
Following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is one of the most important days kicking off the holiday season: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 is Giving Tuesday, celebrating generosity and giving back in any way that you can. This video provides countless fabulous ideas for giving back: I am so inspired by all the wonderful, moving […]
My #1 New Year’s Resolution
Like a lot people at the end of every year, I make a list of New Year’s Resolutions. This is something I look forward to every year and usually with great enthusiasm. Usually, this involves a lot of cutting and pasting from the previous year: Talk on the phone instead of text, read more, workout […]
What Parents And Teens Need To Know About Medicine Abuse
Raising my children, now 21 and 23, has been an honor and a privilege. Though, I would be lying if I said every moment has been wonderful. Teachable moments aren’t always easy. But the one constant while raising them has been that they always were and always will be my most favorite people on earth. […]
Living Out Loud In My Second Half: I’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!
Learning to live out loud in my second half wasn’t originally my goal, but it happened anyway. I pretty much spent a lifetime fluffing the pillows in my cushy comfort zone. But all that changed four years ago when I took a chance as the empty nest began to creep up on me. Fueled by […]
Writer’s Block: When Life Gets In The Way Of Inspiration
Some mornings I can’t wait to jump out of bed to write, even if it’s just a Facebook or Twitter update. And some days, well, I feel I’ve lost touch with my writing mojo – that spark to create something that excites me. I forget this is my playground that I created and I can […]
BlogHer: What I Learned, What I Packed, And What You Should Bring
My head is still swirling in BlogHer fog, but my spirit is bursting with enthusiasm. I went to BlogHer nervous, scared and not knowing what to expect. An event of 4,000+ is really not my cup of tea. But some amazing things happened that changed how I see myself. I’m a big girl now. The […]
Aging Gracefully? Oh, Hell No!
In a few short months I have a birthday coming up. No, it’s not the big one. But, I’m getting so close I can almost feel it’s hot breath whispering in my ear. I am holding onto my 40’s by a thread. When the day comes that I do turn 50 – I mean 49+1 […]