Wallowing in the Mire {Video Series}

Hey guys!  It's another answer to your questions from the reader survey. Seriously, guys, these questions are great. Keep 'em coming! In this video, I answer the question, "Are there days when you wallow in the mire? How do you get out of it?" As promised, here is the link to the video I did on How to be Content in Difficulty. If this video was helpful, please share... read more >>

Why 92% of people don’t keep their resolutions

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  Did you know, according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, 25% of people give up on their resolutions within one week of setting them and 60% of people give up within six months? And most shockingly, only 8% - - eight percent! - - of people successfully achieve their resolutions. Have you ever wondered why making change a priority is so hard? I... read more >>

{Content} How to be happy in the midst of difficulty

Hey guys!  I’m so excited for today’s post in which I share my very first video answering your questions from my Reader Survey 2016. In that survey, one of the questions was, “If you could ask me one question, what would it be?”  There were so many great responses ranging from basic information to deep, personal thoughts. I thought it would be fun to answer your... read more >>

Come be a part….

I love hot tea, especially in the winter months and especially when shared with a friend. I've been having tea with you guys for the last few days even though you don't know it. I've had the pleasure of reading over the responses to the survey I posted a few weeks ago. I can't tell you how fun and encouraging it is to go through all the answers.  There is a... read more >>

Goal: What a doing puzzle taught my son about life

Ryan likes puzzles, but he especially likes doing puzzles with someone. He’s extremely social and I’ve noticed solo activities aren’t his forte. There are many reasons for this (mostly developmental) and, as his mom, I’m trying to teach him how to be more independent. To that end, I recently suggested he do a puzzle while I was cooking dinner.  His sisters were... read more >>


With new beginnings come new ideas, new goals and new feelings of insecurity and doubt. (Cue sound of needle scratching against a record.) Feelings of insecurity and doubt, you ask. Yes, I retort. Because with change and challenge comes feelings of overwhelm and doubt. Can I do this? Is it even the right thing to do? Why do I want to do it at... read more >>

For your New Year

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January always feels fresh to me. It's like springtime for my soul as I look at a clean, new year with fresh eyes and a hopeful heart.  I used to set a gazillion new year's resolutions. My eyes were way bigger than my stomach when it came to listing out ways I could make the new year better (shocker, I know).  This year, I'm limiting it to a few... read more >>

What if you’re not happy this Christmas?

Christmas is supposed to be the most hap- happiest time of the year. But what if you don't feel hap-happy? What if your thoughts of a perfect Christmas aren't shaping up and without a divine miracle will not be happening, at least for the foreseeable future? What if you thought you'd be spending it with someone who isn't here this year... For the first time. Or the fourth... read more >>

My Prayer for your Christmas

This time of year can be so overwhelmingly busy that we forget to stop and reflect on the joy of the season. We "have" to shop. We "have" to wrap. We "have" to socialize at multiple parties. We "have" to host the Christmas tea and make the Christmas cookies and mail the Christmas cards. We forget. We forget we have choices. After awhile the list seems like necessities... read more >>