If You Wanna Be Happy for the Rest of Your Life (Part 3): Learn Optimism

This post is way overdue. Writing tends to take the back seat when I’m overwhelmed at work and home. Add the holidays to the equation and I start feeling like that plate spinner… Continue reading

If You Wanna Be Happy for the Rest of Your Life (Part 2): Strengthen Your Self-Regard

In part one of this series, I introduced this crazy notion that we can learn to be happier – strengthen our happiness muscles, if you will.  For most people, happiness is a choice. And… Continue reading

If You Wanna Be Happy for the Rest of Your Life (Part 1): Choose Happiness

If you are old enough to recognize the Jimmy Soul song that inspired this blog title, you can thank me for the brain worm later. If you’re too young to have any idea… Continue reading

What Happens to a Dream Confirmed?

I’m a relatively confident, goal-driven (read hard-headed) kinda gal. Once I make up my mind to do something, I do it. I set a specific, measurable target, identify potential obstacles, list all the… Continue reading

I Admired a Girl, and I Liked It – My Top Four Celebrity Girl Crushes and Why I Love Them

The other night I was watching an interview on TV with Sandra Bullock. She was promoting her new movie, bantering back and forth with the host, and just being her adorable, awesome self.… Continue reading

excuse me, is my insecurity showing? three phrases to avoid if you want to exude (or at least fake) confidence

I recently volunteered to work the company table at a local job fair. This is one of my favorite sandboxes to play in. I love networking with new people, learning about their diverse… Continue reading

Living Your Legacy

I was 26 and eight months pregnant with my second child. My husband and I decided to go out for one last date night before the baby arrived and we ended up at… Continue reading

Living Courageously

Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness. – Brene Brown You ever read one of those books that rocks you to your core?… Continue reading

Do Your New Year’s Resolutions Suck? 7 Habits of Highly Unsuccessful Resolutioners (Part 3).

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Inauguration Day. These two events make me think of big goals, big dreams, and the people who have the strength and courage to make their dreams… Continue reading