reducing stress

“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt This quote now hangs on the wall over my two work laptops. It’s a reminder, as I sit down to begin working and at the end of the workday, to simply do my best. As someone who continues to work towards shaking […]


Happy Cyber Monday

November 26, 2012

in Life Lessons

After writing a somewhat anti-Black Friday and anti-consumerism post last week, publishing this piece today might seem contradictory. It’s not. We will all be shopping for our kids and loved ones, but how, where, and when I partake in the holiday shopping madness is something I can control. I fully embrace online shopping and Cyber […]


A Week of Giving Thanks

November 19, 2012

in Life Lessons

This week of Thanksgiving I will be doing something more productive than stressing about seating for dinner, figuring out if I have enough plates to feed 40+ people dessert, or whether I am buying the right size turkey to feed the crowd. Instead I am working a little each day to prepare logistically while spending […]


Focus on the Good

November 9, 2012

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After writing a non-resolution post at the beginning of the year, I followed it up a few days later with a three-word commitment. The exercise in choosing three words to be ever mindful of as I moved into 2012 was a great decision, and I am still working hard to stay committed to my three […]


Back-to-school rush. Three fall sports activities. Watching professional baseball. Halloween. The first half of fall has been busy for me, but there is a lull. Kid and professional baseball is over, a school routine is in full swing, and Halloween is behind us. Thanksgiving is looming in the near future, but I am focused on […]


After four years as a single mom, I still have not realized the impossibility of also being a superhero. Instead of accepting this reality, my inner voice regularly makes declarations like this: “One day in the future, this is all going to come together, and be easy.” It would be better to stop telling myself […]