I'm a little bit obsessed with CliftonStrengths (formerly Strengthsfinder). It's an online assessment (with supporting books and programs) that helps you identify where your innate talents lie. Idea being that when you focus your time, energy and attention on your greatest potential, that you will be happier, more successful, etc etc. (Tapping into your untapped … Continue reading Got Untapped Strengths?
It amazes me how many situations can be instantly diffused when one person (no matter the age) makes the leap to say, "I need a hug!" It can be so hard to get there when you're in the story of whatever's got you in a knot. But not for some kids. Some kids make that … Continue reading I Need a Hug!
Had a dream last week about something that's currently going on in my personal life. I won't bore you with nonsensical details, but in the dream I was told NOT TO TALK ABOUT the situation for three weeks. Just let it rest...let it cool off for a while. Very specifically, for three weeks. Hugely challenging since … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Not Talking
Few things ignite my anxiety more than articles like Lifehack's 54 Things Everyone Needs to Know How to Do. As if I needed more things to worry about. Scanning the first 10, I'm at about 30%. (Man, I make a killer fried egg.) Looking through the full list, I pull in a (better, but still failing) … Continue reading Lifehack’s Should-Know-How List
This handy tip was brought to you by The Wall Street Journal. (They are really expanding their content topics!) Do you really need to wash new clothes before wearing them? My mom told me I should. But I don't always. I used to. I wash the kids' clothes. Mostly. But then life happens and who … Continue reading Wash Your New Clothes, (Wo)Man!
Now, I've never been a big fan of using "potty" words. But lately, I'm not so sure. A girlfriend of mine has been going through a hard time. Someone close to her is very sick, with a disease that's possibly terminal. Out of the blue my friend laughed and said, "We've been cursing and it's helping...a lot!" Hearing … Continue reading Swearing for Pain Relief?
Like many people, I have a mother. And I am a mother. And sometimes I wonder (obsess) about whether or not I am being a good mom, and what thing I am doing (screwing up) unwittingly will be my son's opening line when he walks into his therapist's office in, say, 15-20 years. Thankfully, like you, … Continue reading Five Mom Wisdoms