It is my goal to make 2021 a “measured” year. This is the word that will guide me forward + encourage me to find consistent + comfortable rhythms.
A Grinch stole our mail but we won’t let it steal our Christmas joy! Joy is unshakeable + rooted in the true meaning of the Christmas season.
Where is your happy place? Take a moment to see and feel yourself there. Shut your eyes, take a deep breath, and imagine the sights, sounds, and textures of that place. For me, it is Long Cove Point on the coast of Maine. I spent my childhood going up to Maine, to stay at my …
I need you to stop being so mean to yourself. If you are like me, you are good at allowing an unkind inner-dialogue to take root in your thought life. Perhaps it is prompted by a mistake or a quest for perfection but the reality is we are all too quick to cut ourselves down. …
You serve no one well by holding tightly to your challenges. In your vulnerability, you will step into a beautiful paradox of strength.
How can parents be more present and avoid digital distractions? That was a question I was recently asked by SmartSocial.com. I was excited to contribute and provide a less-than-conventional bit of feedback. And are you surprised to learn it involves my inner child? I have found that when I come up with creative ideas and …
When do we stop believing in the beauty of our dreams? What was your big idea that slowly slipped away? It is time to dream again!
I start each day in my sweats, with a cup of coffee, and time on the couch with my kiddos. Earlier this week I did exactly that, but there was a little added excitement to my routine — our family was featured in the early morning news segment on WDBJ7! We enjoyed the opportunity to …
When you are at your very best, maximizing on the ways you have been uniquely gifted, you will shine.
One day, we will be able to hug again, high five again and be socially near again — let’s be prepared to savor it.
It is not all good — nor is it all bad. Be willing to accept that things are complicated these days. Be bold in your commitment to honestly share the messy but also proudly claim the successes along the way.
When the circumstances you are facing feel impossible to change, your ability to laugh may be what is needed most. The lighthearted opportunities are there if you are willing to lift your eyes above the challenges and recognize them.
With the need for parents everywhere to teach their children at home, a key to sustainable success is balancing strategy with spontaneity.
When I left law enforcement to pursue a career in marketing and communications I was concerned that I had left my calling and would never find work that was as deeply satisfying. I was wrong. This journal excerpt and reflection underscores how we can all find ways to use our gifts and talents for good.
An additional layer of social distancing that is necessary for me, as I work to stay emotionally well in an unprecedented period of time, is taking a break from Facebook.