Home is wherever I’m with you

Home is wherever I’m with you

Home is wherever I’m with you. Isn’t that just the most freeing thing to say, and to feel? Our home is what we make it to be, wherever we are. Beyond all of the to-do lists, menu planning, and family logistics, home is where we come together to feel truly...
How to Figure Out the Cost of Raising a Family

How to Figure Out the Cost of Raising a Family

A psychologist friend once told me that the way we parent our kids has changed so dramatically, we’ve prolonged childhood till age 29. That’s right, developmentally, you’re basically a teenager until you turn 30. (Suddenly your 20’s are making a whole lot more sense,...
How to Face Your biggest Competition: Yourself

How to Face Your biggest Competition: Yourself

Stop focusing on being perfect; start focusing on being yourself.  We disguise our crushing fear of failure as a drive to be absolutely perfect. 90% of the time, that desire to be perfect is what holds us back and prevents us from experiencing the success we want in...
How to stop apologizing for how you feel

How to stop apologizing for how you feel

Recently I went to a Dolly Parton tribute show at a local dive bar; when one lovely singer covered “Down From Dover,” there were many tears coming from many eyes around me – and almost immediately, people started apologizing for those tears. Why does that...
You Alone Are Enough

You Alone Are Enough

“You alone are enough.” The first time someone said those words to me I was 28. I’d never heard them, and had no idea how to receive them. So I was inclined not to believe them.  For a lot of years, I’d been told a lot of myths – myths I’d come to believe. Myths...
How to cultivate joy

How to cultivate joy

Yes please, more please, thank you. I have these words on repeat in my head. Happiness is a choice – our choice. And cultivating happiness is essentially cultivating joy. How do you cultivate joy? You find it. You create it. You revel in it. You say thank you...