Did you know that high levels of negative information interact with the pleasure centers in your brain, releasing a chemical reaction not unlike what happens when you’re addicted to pain killers?
A mom recently introduced me to a friend as the owner of a cloth diaper company. The friend said, “You probably won’t like me then. I used disposables.” Lets get this out of the way. I make a great product line. It fits. It absorbs well. It’s easy to use. It’s flexible. It can work […]
I got very quiet on the blog almost a year ago after we found out we were expecting our fourth child. Pregnancy and me aren’t close friends, for good reasons. I get grumpy – to the point where my Facebook posts go viral because people think my lovely perspective on life is entertaining (see image […]
Almost every day, I’m surprised again by someone willing to believe that a completely solvable situation is impossible to work through. The mountain is too high. The project is too big. The problem is too complex. They don’t know how, and they don’t want to learn. They’d rather sit there and talk to me about […]
You were dealt a hand. No matter how your cards landed in your hand, you get to choose how you respond. Don’t quit. Don’t settle in to failure. Don’t settle into success. Don’t find cruise control. Dream a little. Play the cards. Envying someone else’s hand doesn’t do anything except slow down the game. Wishing […]
I heard this for the first time from my pastor and then was surprised to hear it again from Diane Sawyer when I was watching the Oprah Winfrey Network on the elliptical a few weeks later. I’ve never forgotten it and am passing it along to you today so you can paste it in your […]
Dear Friends, As I was enjoying my coffee this morning, I found an incredible story of determination from Anastasia, a homeless mom who shared her story on my Facebook wall. Many of you will know how close to my heart this falls. I’d love it if you would read her story and leave a comment […]