The 4 P’s of Parenting

Children teach us who we are and who we want to be. In many ways, having a second child has been much easier than having the first. (Even though I am still not sleeping much:) Remember the definition of grief that we use in at the Grief Recovery Institute? “The end of or change in a familiar patter of behavior.” Well the second time around, ...

It Doesn’t Take Time, It Takes…

“Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.” -Tony Robbins About 9 months after my mom died, I just couldn’t keep pretending I was fine anymore. I wasn’t fine. And it was too painful and lonely to stay where I was. ​There was this internal shift where I decided that nothing was too weird to try if ...

Do You Know the Magic Words for Change?

Mama Jane, my maternal grandma always said, “Where there is a will, there is a way.” I took her words to heart, and I use this concept as a way to check in with myself about what I truly what.  Have you ever wanted something so badly that you knew you would find a way no matter what? When it comes to grief I often hear my ...

What’s your effit point?

Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.” – Tony Robbins Have you ever been at a point of burnout, overwhelm, stress, or extreme unhappiness and you wonder how much longer you can do what you are doing or feel what you are feeling?  The point in which you choose to do things differently is what I call ...

Birthdays Are a Time for Reflection

My husband Aaron’s 30th birthday was this week.  30 is considered one of the ‘big birthdays.’  Big birthdays can be charged with emotion.  What does it mean to be turning 30, 40, 50, or any age for that matter? It is usually a time for reflection.  It is a time when we look back on what we have done and decide how we want to move ...

New Beginnings

The spring has officially arrived! I don’t know about you, but I love the spring.  Spring signifies more than just a change in the weather and a new wardrobe.  It is a time for fresh starts, new ideas, and excitement of all the possibilities to come.  It is a chance to get moving physically, mentally, and emotionally. At the end of Winter, I often begin ...

Live for Today

“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself, ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” – Steve Jobs I’m going to let ...

Four Steps to Feeling Better in Three Minutes

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw Something happened one day on my way to school that changed my life forever.  I was 16 years old and like many teenagers, I was feeling tired and irritable.  My hands were gripped tightly on the steering wheel, my brow was furrowed, and I was just pissed off at the world.  Nothing ...