I’m Not Sorry

I don’t know when it became a thing to apologize for being sad or hurt or upset or heartbroken. Especially among friends. Is this new? In the last couple weeks alone, I’ve had best friends and family members say sorry to me out of embarrassment for venting or shutting down. And the more I thought … Continue reading

Trust Yourself

Aloha from Maui! Vacation has finally arrived. For those who joined me on my 2-week cleanse, we made it to the end! Before we kick off celebrations, however, I wrote a blog called 27. It was a retrospective on this past year – good, bad, and ugly. But you know what? I don’t want to do … Continue reading

Back to Basics: Mind, Body & Soul

I’m so looking forward to time away with my husband. I can almost feel the sand under my feet! But in the meantime, I’m still here. In reality, that is. Which is cool, except I’m one foot outside the door. And finding motivation these last few weeks has been increasingly difficult. So for this reason, … Continue reading

Grown-Up Me

Wow. Talk about taking a break. Ok, I’ll admit it wasn’t intentional. But I must say time is moving so quickly these days, I’m struggling just to keep up! Considering my last post, however, I think I’m doing ok. And by “ok” I mean I’m extremely overwhelmed, overworked, and completely exhausted. But I actually love it! And I have … Continue reading

The Support System

It’s been a little while since my last post, and I must say I’m kind of proud of my upgraded homemaking skills. Just sitting here in my nice, clean home, with lasagna baking in the oven, I think I may even be starting to enjoy it! Since that time, I’ve also been working to prioritize the … Continue reading

People, Processes & Technology

It’s come to my attention that I’m a lazy homemaker. Ok, maybe I’ve known about my shortcomings for some time now, but in the last few weeks, it’s been pretty bad. Like stepping over dirty clothes with no regard bad. What can I say? I’m busy. I work. A lot. I play. A decent amount. … Continue reading

No Accidents

I don’t know about you, but as I’m getting older, things are finally starting to make sense. Stuff that happened years ago that I didn’t understand, or I didn’t think much of at the time, are now coming full circle as I grow in my detachment. And I think most of us would agree that everything happens for … Continue reading

The 5 Dysfunctions: What are we doing?

I’m inspired by reading. I think reading helps us to see and understand ourselves and others in novel ways. And if this blog hasn’t made clear by now, I’m kind of a self-help junkie. I believe if we’re not getting better, we’re getting worse. With that, the latest book I’ve read is Patrick Lencioni’s The … Continue reading

Reality Check

I was in a funk last week. Super productive at work, but super irritable everywhere else. So even though I had plenty on my mind to write, I procrastinated a bit. But it was probably for the best, all things considered. Anyway, I’m back! And feeling much better. Can’t let a little mood swing keep … Continue reading

End in Mind

Recently, a group of colleagues and I began reading and discussing Stephen Covey’s classic book  and workbook, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Now what came about from our initial meeting was the realization of just how ineffective many of us were. Some of us may have even thought we were fairly productive and balanced. But when … Continue reading