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“All I Want is My Children To Be Happy”

October 13, 2014

I implore you not to give up on your children's happiness just because it is hard, just because you don't know how to do this exactly! Giving up on actively influencing your children's happiness is, for all intensive purposes, giving up on doing the same for yourself. Happiness is a habit that can be learned!…

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My Top 5 Tips For a Joyful Family Dinner!

September 17, 2014

I came across an article today called “Study finds that home-cooking disproportionately burdens mothers“. I think this is for sure the case for most of us, would you not agree? But does it have to be? Analysis by the Institute for Public Policy Research think-tank (UK) shows that eight out of 10 married women do more household chores, while just one in 10 married men does an equal amount of cleaning and washing as his wife. So, not only do…

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Loosing My Cool and Finding Love Instead ~ Love Logs

May 22, 2013

I lost it the other night. Big time. I was putting the kids to bed, lying there waiting for Christopher to go through his entire nighttime routine. I had my workout clothes on and was eager to put the kids to bed fast and then kick it with my man to a Jillian Michaels workout dvd. Oh man, did the little dude take forever…. Sophie was in the bed too and was exhausted and desperate for the action and messing about to…

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Embracing Discomfort

January 8, 2013

The kids were home over for Christmas break for 3 weeks! We had a really great time, did lots of stuff with the kids, but by the end of it, I was desperate for a little time to reconnect with me, my work and sit in silence. And I was starting to climb the walls on that last weekend together...…

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What To Say When Your Kids Get Bullied

October 24, 2012

This month is anti-bullying month and I was inspired to write about our family’s recent experiences on this topic. Sophie, my 9 year old, has been going through a challenging time lately. Not because school is hard, she loves it and is excelling, but because of one little mean girl. I don’t think kids are born mean, I really don’t. I mean sure, there are illness of the mind but in general I beleive that children are born with a…

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50 Ways to Get to Your Joy Default!

February 13, 2012

I talk a lot with my clients about their Joy Default. What is that you ask? Your Joy Default is your life underneath your life situation. It is the natural positive energy that is underneath every negative thought, belief or problem. It is my belief that we are meant to feel good. Humans are supremely good at making life complicated. We over-think our challenges until we have made them official problems and have so far removed ourselves from a natural state of JOY that is our…

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Problems and Our Truth Telling Filter!

February 3, 2012

Where in your life do you make problems where they’re really aren’t any? I am going to venture a guess here and say that all of us wish we could just turn off our brains sometimes, am I right? Let me here an “Amen to that!” Our minds habit of engaging with what at the onset is just a passing thought, but when the mind has its way with it, becomes a full fledged PROBLEM in no time. We can…

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Where is Your Seat of Power, Mom?

December 19, 2011

Many parents ask me for tips on how to influence good behavior in their children. I talk, as you know, a lot about the impact we have on our kids…that how we show up matters and how we show up influences the behavior of our children and the world around us. If mama is irritated, cranky, feeling bad about herself it WILL influence the dynamics of the family – there is no doubt. And the reverse is of course true as well.…

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Stress and It’s Impact on Our Children

December 7, 2011

Did you know: Mental health problems affect one in every five young people at any given time. (Department of Health & Human Services) As many as 1 in 10 young people may have an anxiety disorder (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services). Studies suggest that children or adolescents are more likely to have an anxiety disorder if their parents have anxiety disorders (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services). As many as 1 in 10 children and adolescents may…

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Standing in Our Own Way!

December 4, 2011

I have come to a pivotal point in my life. You see I am tired of knowing what I want more of and only taking baby steps towards it, of not moving with a vengeance forward and claiming it! I am tired of unconsciously (sometimes consciously) sabotaging my desires, my best efforts, my most wonderfully laid plans. I am done STANDING IN MY OWN WAY! So often we hold ourselves back, out of the light, in what shadows of what is truly…

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