Chronically Overcommitted

I have a lot of balls in the air.  I always tend to take on more than anyone could reasonable expect to handle.  But, then again, I'm not really reasonable...and I'm not alone.  So many of us overschedule ourselves and our kids so that we have little to no downtime.  I've always had a tendency... Continue Reading →

The Blessing of A Sprained Ankle

Yesterday I was enjoying a cup of coffee after getting the kids off to school when the phone rang.  It was the school nurse saying that my son fell during recess and his foot went out sideways and had an egg shaped bulge.  The visual of his foot “going out sideways” and an “egg shaped... Continue Reading →

Your Focus needs more Focus!

I recently stated going to yoga classes.  This is not my first go at yoga, but it’s been awhile since I’ve been a regular.  Still, I walked into class thinking I was in pretty good shape and should get through the class in a breeze.  We started off sitting on our mats with our eyes... Continue Reading →

Empathy and Depression

Depression and anxiety are two sides of a very undesirable coin.  They are opposites, but often go hand in hand.   Depression typically feels like hopelessness despite what is actually going on in your life.  From the outside, you may look like you have it all together, but on the inside you feel like you are... Continue Reading →

I Am An Impostor

That feeling that you are a fraud, that one day people will find out you have no idea what you are doing,  it has a name…Impostor Syndrome.  It can strike when you get that first real job, when you leave the hospital with your first child, or when you graduate from college.  You feel like... Continue Reading →

An Attempt At Father’s Day Gratitude

My Attempt at Expressing Gratitude on Father’s Day   I am not a very sentimental person.  I used to be, but that part of me is long gone.  Lately, my cards to my dad on Father’s day consist of something like “Happy ‘Farter’s day” or “Enjoy laying in your armchair… since that’s something you never... Continue Reading →

Go Polish The Silver 

“I need to speak with the man of the house.  Refrigerator repair is quite technical and you wouldn’t understand.” I was sitting in my formal dining room polishing the silver when the doorbell rang. I jumped up from the table and danced over to the door trying not to let pain from the tightly cinched... Continue Reading →

Timeless Rules of Etiquette

"When in the company of others refrain from reading letters, books, or papers." This is just one of 110 rules of etiquette that were followed by George Washington.  While this rule may seem extreme, how many times have you been around a table with friends or family and everyone is looking at their phones instead... Continue Reading →

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