Morning Rituals

Morning Rituals

How do you wake up in the morning?  Groggy, out-of-sorts, rushed,…Do you feel you’re living your life on purpose?  Or, do you feel like life is slipping by you by? Part of living your life on purpose is to establish morning rituals.  Here are some ideas to help you live more consciously and more alignedContinue Reading

Harmony at Home

Harmony at Home

Harmony. 1.  agreement; accord; harmonious relations.  2.  a consistent, orderly, or pleasing arrangement of parts; congruity (from dictionary.com).  Harmony is also used to refer to music; t’s the blending of chords that produces sound that is pleasing to listen to. Harmony at home.  Where individuals in a home create a place that is pleasant toContinue Reading

Undefeated–How Hope Helps Lift You Up

Undefeated–How Hope Helps Lift You Up

Have you ever watched a movie and its message stayed with you long afterwards?  Recently, I watched the movie “Undefeated,” a documentary based on the true story of a high school football team, the Manassas Tigers, who when the movie begins, have yet to have a winning season.  The high school serves a very poorContinue Reading

Why Values Are So Important

Why Values Are So Important

Last week, I wrote an article about Coach John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success.  At the bottom of the Pyramid are his 12 Lessons in Leadership.  These are obviously geared toward a team, but these can also be translated into your real-life relationships–personal and professional.   For example:  #1.  Good values attract good people.  #7.  Make eachContinue Reading

7 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

7 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

It’s that time of year:  Winter!  As I write this, there’s no snow on the ground beckoning me to go outside and shovel (shoveling is one of my favorite things to do in winter.  I know that must sound crazy to some people!).  Winter has a way of making you want to hibernate–it can beContinue Reading

An Update:  Current Work on Parental Alienation

An Update: Current Work on Parental Alienation

Many of you know by now my experience of being a rejected parent (Parental Alienation) of two of our kids:  one biological, one a stepchild.  These instances began during their middle school years (an age ripe for this) and shortly after my remarriage. Since then, I’ve received a Master’s degree in psychology and am nowContinue Reading

The New Year, New Goals

The New Year, New Goals

It’s that time of year!  With the approach of the New Year, many people begin to reflect on their New Year’s resolutions (see last week’s post:  New Year’s Goal Setting, Version 2.0). Take some time to get quiet this week–even if it’s only for 5-10 minutes–to reflect on how you want your new year toContinue Reading

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