Media Breaks for Sanity

I’ve written about self care many times. It’s a main tenet of the work I do with all clients, either working one-on-one or in groups. But I’ve heard so many voices crying out, suffering right now, feeling helpless and powerless that I am drawn to write about it again. Today, it’s not about getting a […]

Family Docking Stations

Family Docking Stations

How many devices are in your home?  Between my kids, myself and my husband we have at least 5, maybe more devices and they all need to be charged and stored.  We also have family policies about no devices at dinner- kids and parents alike- no devices before bed, etc.  But what I’ve noticed in my home and […]

Your New Year’s Resolutions are Already Here

Your New Year’s Resolutions are Already Here

After the rush of shopping and parties and everything else, January can feel like a relaxing quiet time and maybe even a let down. At the same time there is pressure to set goals and New Year’s resolutions. You can read my post on that from last year. So, before you set those SMART goals […]

The Dark Time of the Year

The Dark Time of the Year

Happy Solstice. Happy dark time of the year. Happy to the light that is now returning! If you’re anything like me, you love the sunshine and the summer and the fun and freedom of those seasons. And, like me, you’d often rather stay in the joy and the positive as much as possible. But lucky […]

What’s this holiday season really about?

What’s this holiday season really about?

Talk of the holidays is everywhere. At school, my kids had a Thanksgiving Feast and are gearing up for more fun. The shopping centers are decorated, the commercials are about what you need to buy this season and how to get it cheaper and better than anyone else. My friends are asking what our plans are […]

How Did She Get to be 10?

How Did She Get to be 10?

My little girl is growing up! I know, I know. Everyone’s kids are growing up every day, but lately it feels bigger and more obvious and irreversible. I remember having this feeling as my kids left babyhood and then again at toddlerhood. But now she is 10, it’s been years since I had that feeling […]

Can the Joy Marie Kondo Teaches About Apply to Paperwork?

When The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo first came out I was skeptical about everything I was hearing about it. So of course I read it. At that time I felt like it wasn’t written for Americans and definitely not for many of my clients who struggle with disorganization and clutter. […]

Minimalistic Christmas with Kids

Minimalistic Christmas with Kids

Every birthday or Christmas I look in my kids rooms and think, “no more stuff will fit in here!”  And other thoughts like, they don’t need anything else, they don’t play with half their stuff half of the time.  But they have wish lists and desires for this and that and I want to spoil them […]

5 Steps to Loving the Time You’ve Got

5 Steps to Loving the Time You’ve Got

How do you think about time? How do you talk about time? As a society we use such interesting words when we speak about time. We spend it like it is something we can earn back. It flies when we are having fun, as if it has wings. We complain that we never have enough, even though […]

Overcoming Holiday Stress with a Little Thanksgiving

Overcoming Holiday Stress with a Little Thanksgiving

My family came to town this week.  And the week before they came, I got very overwhelmed by all that comes from having guests for the Thanksgiving holiday and hosting the meal.  I love to cook, but in a casual non-hurried way,  for my immediate family, who can handle it if the dish isn’t great.  But for the […]