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Good fences make good neighbors

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Strong boundaries are not walls. They are like good fences, as in “Good fences make good neighbors.” Good fences keep people from wandering into your backyard unless you invite them. Good fences have a gate that you can open up any time you want, but only when you want. Having strong boundaries means that you are […]

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Happily Ever After?

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My 5-year-old daughter loves her Disney princesses. You know, all those stories that end with “and they lived happily ever after.” Each time I read one, I think there must be some pages missing. Where’s the rest of the story? Where does it talk about the next morning when they wake up and look at each other […]

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Happy 2021 and a healing for you

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Happy 2021! I am writing to you from my new office – well, office space, to be exact. It’s just a small reclaimed corner of an otherwise slightly scary unfinished basement, but it’s MY small corner, with a desk for my laptop and a table to pack up candle orders. It makes me so happy. […]

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Fake it ’til you make it

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It can be hard to feel grateful when you are going through a difficult time, when you feel trapped in a life that is not the way that you want it to be. Thinking positively is not necessarily something that comes naturally. It is much more commonplace to look for what’s wrong and what needs […]

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GrAttitude

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I have been listening to this song every morning since I first heard it a few weeks ago. It always puts me in a good mood, and it’s fun and danceable, too! Starting off with the intention to have a good day is the best way to ensure that you do. I have seen it […]

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Daring to Rest™

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It’s Time to Meet Your Well-Rested Woman Well-Rested Woman (n): a woman who has left behind exhaustion and living at her limit by committing to self-care practices that refresh and recharge her. She lives in fullness, so that even when life is challenging or depleting, she has the reserves and resiliency to be her best self […]

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Why Are These Kids So Awful?

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I found myself getting short-tempered with my kids this morning. These are a few of the thoughts that ran through my head: Why are these kids so awful? What aren’t I a better parent? I meditated this morning, I should be handling this better. I obviously have some deep-seated emotional issues, I should really get some […]