I’m getting a little TMI today…

  I was sitting in the conference room at my office, having a meeting with several people in the room.  I felt, shall we say, damp – in my seat.  I thought, well, that’s odd, but I was wearing both a pad and a tampon and, as far as I know, I’m not yet incontinent […]

A Manifesto for Boredom

      This is what my desk looks like most days, I swear there is a desk under all that paper,  I remember seeing it before.  Yes, most days I eat lunch at my desk, which I know is neither good for my digestion nor my brain.  Do you ever dream of being bored? […]

5 Things I Don’t Worry About Since My Divorce

In general, moms probably worry more than their fair share.  I know that I do.  Getting a divorce hasn’t exactly taken away my tendency to worry but it did shift things, refine things and helped me to re-focus on the things truly worth worrying about.  If you have to figure out where you are going […]

My Best Tip To Master Being Present

If you’ve read my toe story, you know that my brain can go off on a tangent of worry and anxiety.  And based on the responses I got – so can yours.  But how do you turn off the crazy brain?  Anyone that has ever had a kid, pet or younger sibling can tell you […]

What Happy Women Don’t Do

Step 5 to an ignited life:  Just say no The volunteer coordinator sent me an e-mail asking if I could come over around 10:00am the next day to work on the project that I had been asking to schedule for weeks.  Less than 24 hours notice?  You want me to be there mid-morning on a […]

Ma’am, Step Away From The Goldfish.

I had just finished up several days of morning hearings  and I felt like crap.  I had a constant upset stomach, I was tired and feeling like I had brain fog.  I knew I hadn’t been taking care of myself but it suddenly hit me that I had been grabbing a coffee and Egg McMuffin […]

It’s Rally Time!

Step Three To The Ignited Life:  Move It Feeling tired, sleepy or have a little brain fog even though you absolutely HAVE to be focused and energetic?   If I don’t get enough sleep or if I haven’t been exercising, I can easily find myself moving slowly in the morning.  Coffee may get my butt […]

Calm Is My Superpower

Step 2 to the ignited life:  Breathe. I was conducting the second session of a divorce mediation when the wife blurted out, “I don’t know why we’re here, we don’t need you!  A monkey could do your job!”  All sorts of comebacks popped into my mind, starting with a sarcastic “Gee, you are so kind, […]

Knowing When It’s Time For The “F” Word

“It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you live, you will make mistakes- it is inevitable. But once you do and you see the mistake, then you forgive yourself and say, ‘well, if I’d known better I’d have done better,’… If we all hold on to the […]

Jesus, Eckhart Tolle and Stephen Stills walk into a bar…

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.   Each day has enough trouble of its own.  Matthew 6:34 Take a deep breath and look at what is happening now, in this moment, you’re okay.  Eckhart Tolle And if you can’t be with the one you love. Love the one you’re with.  Crosby, […]