Delegating

Wouldn’t it be nice if our homes ran smoother, our kids didn’t need reminding of their responsibilities as often, and other people could take on more of the tasks in the home? YES!!! Then….. delegate.  Someone else could be responsible for that task, or at least be responsible for themselves. But how can you pass […]

Are you Recreating the Wheel?

How many things do you do over and over again each day?  Probably a lot.  Most are easy- packing kids lunch, taking a shower, putting dishes in the dishwasher. But somethings are harder and require more steps and the cooperation of others or at least the coordination of other people. Let me introduce you to process documents […]

Fear Can Be Fuel For Compassion

Fear Can Be Fuel For Compassion

Recently, my son asked me, “If I could get rid of anything in the world, what would it be?” He said he would get rid of pollution, sweet earth boy that he is. As I snuggled up in his bed, considering this deep question with which to send him off to sleep, I thought about what […]

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. […]