Over the past few days Tyler and I have been attempting to wrap our minds around the uncertainty of what's happening with the COVID 19 virus and to talk with our kids about it.
I personally have been through the denial phase.
The sadness phase.
The irritation phase.
The frustration phase.
My first response was to flee...Who can watch my kids? I've got work to do! Can they go to their...
The topic that seems to be everywhere right now is COVID-19, and what I'm hearing from a lot of people is fear.
Fear can be debilitating to anyone pursuing an ambitious goal, and it can also serve a crucial purpose to protect us from danger. The trick is to understand helpful from harmful fear. It can be particularly difficult to differentiate between helpful and harmful...
Conflict inherently has a negative connotation for many of us...
It's something to be avoided.
Or rushed through.
Or avoided in the moment only to be rehashed with a safe sounding board afterwards.
One of the most impactful lessons I've learned as I began to focus on my personal development was what a gift conflict really can be. In the past, I...
Principle #1: People Support What They Help To Create
This principle may seem obvious to you, but stop and think about whether or not you truly employ it for a moment.
I had a setback this week that hit me like a punch to the gut. I'm not going to bore you with the details of it, but let me just say, I'm up writing this blog post at 3:30 am because this setback is weighing on my mind. It sucked.
Phase 1 of dealing with setbacks usually looks something like this:
1. Curl up in a ball and throw myself a pity party
2. Reach out to get perspective from my most...
I recently had the opportunity to fulfill one of my life's dreams: to see Oprah live. Her 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus tour was making a stop in my backyard. So, once again, I said "yes" to myself and bought the ticket ($90 on Craigslist in a suite, pretty "sweet" deal...pun intended). And here were my biggest take-aways.
The life principles that Oprah talked...
When you set goals, what is your process? For most people, they get super jazzed about an idea, they may or may not write it down, and then they go straight into implementation mode.
For example, they’ll think, "I want to lose weight. I’m super motivated to do it because I’ve been eating like crap and none of my clothes fit."
Here we go again...another round of New Year’s resolutions that will bring us a sense of purpose and clarity, for what 2 weeks? 1 month? 2 months max?
The statistics on how many people actually follow through and accomplish their New Year's resolutions are rather grim.
As my son turned 10 amongst the Disney magic, I leaned down and whispered to him,
Raising kids is so tricky....
I don’t know about you, but when I see my husband engaged and playful with my kids, it reminds me why I was attracted to this guy in the first place. There is nothing quite like seeing your kids lit up from humor and giggling and wrestling and play that (at least in my family) has it’s own sense of magic when it comes from dad.
When Tyler is lit up and “on,” he is...