Clearly one of my New Year’s resolutions isn’t off to a great start! I committed to writing more in 2017 and here we are… February 23, 2017 and I’m writing my first post of the new year…. OOPS…. That said, I do have a valid excuse! I was so busy being committed to my OTHER… Continue reading Miracle Morning… I Hate You….
Since my last post, I was in a minor car accident, everyone except for the baby got strep throat, the baby had a massive ear infection, the stomach flu ran rampant through our Thanksgiving vacation, my oldest has been in a bajillion nutcracker performances, the election consumed too much of my brainpower, we’ve had some… Continue reading It Takes More Than a Village
Trust me, I understand the allure. You’ve been traveling all day, you’re away from your family, you’re holed up in a hotel in a town where you know nobody. You’re not even that hungry from the peanuts you ate on the plane and the various other snacks you picked up “just because” at the airport. … Continue reading Do NOT Order Room Service
You guys. This is hard. Really, really hard. I’ve had a rough couple of weeks trying to manage everything. Thus my silence and lack of posting! I try to post helpful and motivational things, and I definitely keep it light, but I try to keep it real, too. I mean, I did share that I… Continue reading Stand Up Straight, Super Woman!
I am still figuring out the protocol for posting links to other articles on this blog. But this one cannot be ignored. http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/07/billionaire-richard-bransons-favorite-quote-helps-explain-why-hes-so-successful.html Big ups to Kathleen Elkins at CNBC for capturing this so nicely! It’s nice to see that there’s proof to my happiness theory. And me thinks that Richard Branson is just about… Continue reading Happiness is how to be successful…
Seriously. I attribute the relative strength and welfare of my marital state to Blue Apron. Yes, the food delivery service. Now, I know what some of you are thinking. You’re thinking “I’ve read a few of her posts and this chick clearly has a flair for the dramatic.” And I’m not going to deny that,… Continue reading Blue Apron Saved My Marriage
While I was traveling last week, the baby had his first bout of sickness. Nothing serious, but with the girls bringing home the dreaded “back to school” germs, he caught some kind of virus. He was fine when I left, but the next day my husband grew a little concerned and wanted to take his… Continue reading Work/Life Tip: Embrace Your Inner “Type A”
I’m on a flight from Detroit back to Nashville and just watched Shonda Rhime’s TED Talk “Embrace Everything.” Wow. Just wow. Please watch it. This. Is. Everything. If it doesn’t make you hum, don’t do it. And what’s the hum? It’s just love. Mind blown. She’s also an incredible speaker. You can’t help but be… Continue reading Work/Life Tip: listen to your “hum”
And when you think you have already over-communicated, over-communicate some more. Trust me on this one. Don’t assume everyone knows where you are, or what you’re doing. Because I promise you, they don’t. Now, the big thing everyone is always talking about is “generational differences” and how they impact the workplace. Millennials get all the… Continue reading Work/Life Tip: Over-Communicate. No really, Over-Communicate!
I truly, truly, truly wish I could take credit for the title of this post. But sadly, I cannot. It comes from the very first sentence in the preface of 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works-A True Story by… Continue reading Work/Life Tip: “The Voice in my Head is An A**hole”