“It is not the mountain ahead of you that wears you down; it is the grain of sand in your shoe. People seem to have awfully sandy shoes these days.” Though the first line is a quote which long precedes it, this phrase was written in the Boston Herald in 1976 and...Read more
I read this book about a year ago that changed my life. The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. It is so practical and so easy to apply the concepts and ideas. It really is about moderation. It really is a powerful way to make progress…on virtually any goal. If I wanted to...Read more
Listen, I get it. We all want a deal. We all want to save money. We all NEED to save money. Here’s the thing…actually three things: 1) If you have to use a credit card to pay for it, it is NOT a deal. Studies show what we end up paying in interest from holiday gift...Read more
Before I had kids, I had an ongoing flirtation with coffee. It picked me up when I was down, soothed me on a cold winter day, and helped me get through all-nighters in college. We never went steady though. That is, until I had kids. When I became a mom, the sleep...Read more
Do you do your best thinking in the shower? I do. Do you struggle for energy as a parent with all the responsibilities and social activities? I sure do. What can I say, I am an introvert. Parenting as an introvert has it’s challenges. This is even more challenging if...Read more
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