6 Life-Hacks to Save Time and Energy

6 Life-Hacks to Save Time and Energy

Life-hacks to save time and energy. It’s the time of the year when it feels like bed time by 6:30pm. Almost overnight it seems like it takes more energy to do the same things that were easier when daylight lingered until 8pm. If you like me appreciate simple ways to...
How to Improve Your Outlook from Where’s Waldo

How to Improve Your Outlook from Where’s Waldo

Sometimes inspiration comes from the most unexpected places! Looking for a way to encourage a friend, the book Where’s Waldo popped into my mind. The popular books with visual puzzles of Waldo wearing his red and white striped shirt hiding in a busy scene turned out...
How to be a Friend in Politically Charged Times

How to be a Friend in Politically Charged Times

Have you noticed how hot it is out there? No, not the weather but the political climate. I’ve heard a number of people say that they’ve unfriended or unfollowed people they once called “friend.” I’ve seen posts from different perspectives seething with emotion. So how...
How to Have A Better Week

How to Have A Better Week

Make This Week a Better Week Just like that, it’s a new week! Don’t be tempted to crawl back under the covers with the colder weather and dreary news reports. Although it would be easy to justify that posture, we can take steps to make this a better week....
3 Reasons Underdog Victories are the Best

3 Reasons Underdog Victories are the Best

Who are you rooting for? But before I could answer, one of my kids replied “She’s rooting for the underdog.” They know me well! Truth is, if “my” team isn’t playing, I’m known to root for the underdog. There’s something about the nail-biter come-from-behind unexpected...
3 Lies You Need to Stop Believing

3 Lies You Need to Stop Believing

It started with a lie. I’m so angry! My friend said. I didn’t need to hear her words to know what she was feeling. Her body language, tone, and her “entire being” announced it. She was unmistakably upset. But nearly as soon as we began to talk, I realized...
3 Effective Ways to be Empowered by Change

3 Effective Ways to be Empowered by Change

The colorful views in every direction outside mean one thing…fall is here and change is upon us.  Seemingly overnight, the warm sun-soaked days sitting on the deck sipping an ice tea switch to apple picking and sipping warm cider and hot chocolate. All around lush...
3 Reasons Resistance in Life is Good for You

3 Reasons Resistance in Life is Good for You

Have you ever felt like time was standing still? I’m pretty sure time slowed to a crawl over the weekend when I begrudgingly went to the gym. There were a number of things I felt like doing but instead opted to do what I knew was good for me.  I’d made it to the last...
5 Things to do When You Don’t Know What to Say

5 Things to do When You Don’t Know What to Say

Speechless aka #nowords Have you noticed that you don’t need to look far to find someone dealing with some significant challenges lately? In recent months I’ve watched three friends battle breast cancer, another deal with end stages of life for a parent, and have...