Who Do You Live For?

I recently read a teen book about mermaids. It wasn’t a very good book, but something near the end stuck in my mind. The story, written over three books, is about young girls who turn into mermaids after a traumatic experience. In the last book the mermaids discover a way to turn back into humans. […]

From Wonder to Joy

I am still reading The Gifts of Imperfection by Bren√© Brown. In it, she points out how different concepts seem to be linked together. For example, loving and belonging go hand in hand. And so do gratitude and joy. She is not the only person to have seen this connection. In her book, One Thousand […]

Okay, so it has been a while!

It has been a while since I have posted on my blog, and for that I must apologize! I’m afraid I got caught up in all the busyness of life – clearly, I have a lot to learn about focusing on what is important! I hope you will continue with me as I learn and […]

Let Go of Certainty

We live in an age that struggles with uncertainty. We want answers to everything – all of our questions and uncertainties. And when we don’t have the answers, the result is often fear. This is true for our personal lives as well. We want to know … that everything will turn out okay, that we […]

Quitting is Not an Option

Resilience. Another marker of a life filled with self-worth. Resilient people are committed to finishing strong. They believe quitting is not an option. They know that ‘walking’ is unthinkable. They are convinced that building resilience is a daily pursuit. They despise aimlessness. They have the faces of champions. Gordon MacDonald, author of A Resilient Life […]

You Don’t Need to be Perfect!

Perfectionism and a feeling of unworthiness go hand-in-hand. When you feel unworthy, you strive to be perfect. If I do everything perfectly, then I will be loved and accepted! If I can be the best mom, the most tireless volunteer, the hardest worker, and do it all perfectly, I will be worthy. So what is […]

Be True to Yourself

We’ve all heard (and probably repeated) the mantra: Be true to yourself. To yourself be true. Be authentic. It sounds easy. But the reality is that it is hard. It takes courage. And hard work. As E. E. Cummings wrote, “To be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to […]

Living Life Joyfully

Life. The existence of a human being. The mundane, everyday routine of surviving each day. The process of living. The sum total of our days. Each one of us have a life to live. We don’t know how long we have, or what will happen to us between now and the minute we draw our […]

Pause, Breathe & Count Your Blessings

If you are anything like me, you sometimes get the feeling that you are like the hamster caught in the wheel, spinning round and round and not getting anywhere. This time of year is always so hectic – year-end recitals, spring sports, field trips, booking kids summer camps, planning summer vacations and getting through the […]

The Perfect Woman?

Last week I wrote a list of qualities women would like to see in their perfect man. Of course, the list was done in a sense of fun, although many of those desired qualities really resonate with us as women. But it did get me thinking – what qualities would a man want to see […]