Positive Quotes

We could use some positivity in this C-Virus/quarantine world we’re living in right now! Hope everyone is hanging in there and staying healthy. At the time I’m writing this, it looks like the US is in for 4 more weeks of shelter-in-place/social-distancing.  I work from home so my routine hasn’t changed too much. How about yours? Are […]

6 Short Journal Prompts that will Dramatically Change Your Life

Journaling is an incredibly powerful tool, not just for self-discovery, but for self-care. Taking the time to get to know yourself, to write down your innermost thoughts – that’s very honoring of your self and your time.Journaling is used for inspiration, reflection, gratitude, healing, knowing yourself, finding yourself…Have you ever tried to write in a […]

Burnt Out Parent? Improve Your Life with the 3 R’s

Parenthood.  It’s glorious and laborious.  It’s oh-so-wonderfully meaningful yet pull-your-hair-out challenging.  If you’re a parent of young children and babies, you’re struggling for adequate sleep and other basic needs.  Parents of older children and adolescents–maybe you’re struggling for balance, a stress-free household, and sanity.  At one point, I had three kids all under five years […]

Parent? Partner? Bring Out the Best in Your Loved Ones

As a coach and counselor, I consider a major part of my job is bringing out the best in people.  Isn’t that a wonderful job description!?  But guess what!  You have that job too!  Part of your job as Loved One to others is to bring out the best in people. If you are in […]

Holding on to Anger and Resentment

Recently, I published the following quote on Twitter:  “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”- The Buddha One of the things I teach my coaching clients is to keep an inspiration file–something that allows them to […]

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 poor […]

Playing in the Game of Life

You are not meant to sit on the sidelines of life, watching the action. You are meant to be playing in the game–playing in the Game of Life.  There is nothing wrong with being cheerleaders or supporters of the players on the field, but you owe it to yourself to engage in life, too.  Somewhere, between the sidelines and […]

6 Ways to Get Yourself Out of a Bad Mood–Fast!

Ahhh the grumpies….Everyone gets in a bad mood once in awhile.  Maybe you wake up on the wrong side of the bed or someone inadvertently says something that triggers your grumpiness.  However you found yourself in a bad mood, you know you don’t want to stay in it.  How do you get out of a […]

Your Life is a Masterpiece

Your life is a masterpiece.  This work of art, your life, is perfect just as it is; you are already a masterpiece.  You don’t need to do anything, say anything, or be anything–you are already enough. Since you are the artist of your life and if you choose, you can create something even more wonderful. […]