Amazing Things Jar- saving up for an emotional rainy day

Although every day may not be your most happiest, fulfilling or amazing day, we hve small, large and in between amazing milestones happen in our lives that deserve to not only be celebrated but also deposited into our “Amazing Things” jar.

Avoiding Valentine’s Day Anxiety

Valentine’s Day historically has been a day that couples use to express their affection for one another. But where does that leave the happily content singles, the hopeless romantics patiently awaiting the arrival of Mr. or Mrs. Right or the puppy love hungry teens who have been subliminally taught that if no one is woo’ing you, you should stay home and boo hoo hoo (as movies may suggest)?

Release and Receive

“When we clear the physical clutter from our lives, we literally make way for inspiration and ‘good orderly direction’ to enter” ~ Julia Cameron I have hoarding tendencies. I like to see a little clutter of jewelry, coins and receipts on my dresser; no sooner than i put my shoes in their prospective places, they’reContinue reading “Release and Receive”

To Be a Great Dad Today

Of course we’ve heard the saying “any man can be a father but it takes a real man to be a dad”, and if you haven’t heard this, allow me to translate: biologically a man can reproduce and that may be the beginning and ending of fatherhood. A dad is working as provider for ALL needs of their child: essentials such as shelter, food, affection and so forth.

Stop Drop and Roll

“We live in a world in which we are dependent on others; we cannot expect to fulfill our goals while disregarding others’ needs” ~ Dalai Lama I can remember back to when I was a child, I’ve always been a nurturer. Maybe it has something to do with me being the eldest of 3 siblingsContinue reading “Stop Drop and Roll”

Self Love Assessment

“You have to love yourself because no amount of love from others is sufficient enough to fulfill the yearning that your soul requires from you.”~ Dodinsky We have completed the first quarter of 2016! This is a great time to do a self love assessment, just to be sure you haven’t put yourself on theContinue reading “Self Love Assessment”

Building Substantial Relationships

“As you wait for that one great life changing event to happen….you have missed one thousand…” ~angel Our life is comprised of many small incidents that have lead up to great happenstances. First steps begin with standing, holding on and dancing, until BOOM she’s walking! The big graduation ceremony was a million experiences within hundredsContinue reading “Building Substantial Relationships”

Is It OK for Children to Outsource?

A friend of mine posed a question on social media “Do you allow your child to call adults for a ride, to spend the night, etc?”- there were countless outright NO’s, period. My response was that although my children don’t do this very often, I must have the final say and I am not againstContinue reading “Is It OK for Children to Outsource?”

Avoiding Valentine’s Day Anxiety

Valentine’s Day historically has been a day that couples use to express their affection for one another. But where does that leave the happily content singles, the hopeless romantics patiently awaiting the arrival of Mr. or Mrs. Right or the puppy love hungry teens who have been subliminally taught that if no one is woo’ing you, you should stay home and boo hoo hoo (as movies may suggest)?