Dear Jack Canfield…

Dear Jack Canfield, First of all, I know you're amazing. The whole Chicken Soup for the Soul thing and all. I love the books, and have read many of them. And I love your story--how you created the concept, received tons of rejection, stuck with it, and are now a gazillionairre helping people feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I love it all; I really do. But, Jack, enough is enough. Not too long [...]

March 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

4 Chicks Chatting–A New Podcast!

I'm not exactly sure how it happened, but on March 6, 2018, I, along with my four amazing friends, Robyn Graham, Kathy Marcino, and Kristin Smedley, am launching a podcast!!!! Whaaaaatttt???!!! Yep. After being in a mastermind with these three incredible women for a little over a year (thank you, Dr. Jennifer Gardella, although I'm not sure you know what you started!), we found that we had learned so much from one another, [...]

February 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Nice Can be a Dirty Word!

  It's a year, a new day, and time to get stuff done! Sometimes, "Nice" can be a dirty word for us, especially when it means we do for everyone but ourselves, becoming resentful and miserable in the process. And helping no one, especially not ourselves. Don't be afraid to put on your "Bitchy Pants" once in a while and claim your time, your space and your life. It's time to git 'er [...]

January 7th, 2018|0 Comments

A Daily Plan of “Whatever”

  Fall is harvest time, when you reap what you’ve sown, at least as far as farming cycles go.  But on a more personal level, we’re all reaping what we’ve sown, for better or worse, all of the time. At least that’s what’s supposed to happen. A harvest requires a carefully executed plan, if you have any shot at reaping anything worthwhile. I like a good plan. A plan makes me feel like [...]

September 26th, 2017|2 Comments

Hey, U2–Back Off!

This is what I usually see when I push the home screen button on my phone--my darling grand babies, the closest little people to my heart in the world. Seeing their happy faces makes the unrelenting pounding of technology a little easier for me to deal with. Imagine my surprise, then, when a few weeks ago, I hit the home screen button on my phone and instead saw a bare-chested man crouching and [...]

August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

When “I’m Sorry” is the Wrong Thing to Say

I've spent a good part of my life apologizing for myself. I'm not that awful; I just wasn't big on confrontation and figured it was the easiest way to keep the peace. Well, I'm over it. I have a few mantras in my life. One is, "Lord, let me be a blessing to someone today." My latest, however, is, "Sorry, Not Sorry." Read more at Thrive Global. Feel free to share! https://journal.thriveglobal.com/why-im-over-unnecessary-apologies-b8d05b4835db  

August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Silence is Golden

Shhh.... I'm a "Shhh-usher." I don't know exactly when I became a "Shhh-usher," but I'm pretty sure it was around the time I had kids. I "Shhh-ushed" people when the babies were asleep (For the love of God, don't wake them up!!!), and then I "Shhh-ushed" the kids themselves when they became, well, kids, who tended to talk, or yell, or blurt things out at inappropriate times. I also "Shhh-ushed" them when I [...]

July 17th, 2017|4 Comments