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by | Feb 25, 2016 | No Comments

She wakes up in a cloud of dread.  It is only Tuesday and Jenna has to endure school for the rest of the week.  Her mother has been calling her name over and over again. Jenna musters up the energy to leave the warm covers and slowly gets ready for…

by | Feb 11, 2016 | No Comments

Where can we expect to find some of our brightest minds? On college campuses. And it is there that we also find unprecedented numbers of young people battling anxiety.  This correlation makes sense. People who are bright are innately perfectionists and struggle with anxiety. So what do we do to…

by | Feb 2, 2016 | No Comments

Meet Arthur Lee Land.  Arthur is an incredibly talented musician.  His creative mind concocted the notion of pulling together West African drumming, bluegrass and folk rock to form an innovative genre of music he calls “Afro-Grass Folk Rock.”   He has now added “Electro-Americana” to the mix which is featured on…

by | Jan 20, 2016 | 1 Comment

A few months ago, I participated in a 6-week workshop led by my wise friend, Jenn Zuccone.  A central theme of the workshop focused on how we hold ourselves back by comparing ourselves to others.  In order to complete one of Jenn’s prescribed exercises, I purchased a yardstick from my…

by | Jan 14, 2016 | No Comments

Our children’s sensitivities are real.  For my daughter’s birthday, we purchased a new water bottle for her.  The next morning after receiving it, she filled it up with water and took a sip.  Then she announced, “It smells like Natural Grocers.” Crazy enough – that’s where I purchased it!  I…

by | Jan 6, 2016 | No Comments

Admitting that we have made a mistake is hard.  It is particularly hard for those of us who are perfectionists.  It begins with an intense internal process in which we grapple with the fact that we messed up.  We realize how it impacted others.  We get angry with ourselves.  We…

by | Nov 18, 2015 | No Comments
girls running

Once upon a time, in the mountains high, lived a little girl who decided to try.   She joined a group to learn to run and with her friends had lots of fun. But as time passed by she came to dread the 5k race that loomed ahead. For she was…

by | Nov 9, 2015 | No Comments

Sometimes the best morsels of insight arise from a frustrating situation.   This time it came in the form of a dead car battery. There is never a good time to find out that your car will not start.  It is always frustrating.  Yesterday was that day.  The weekend had been…

by | Oct 28, 2015 | No Comments

Gratitude is a part of our bedtime routine.  It’s simple.  We each take turns saying something that we are grateful for from the day.  Interestingly enough, we have found that the toughest days hold the greatest opportunity for gratitude.  We have to dig deep to find the good.     The…

by | Oct 14, 2015 | No Comments

While sitting in the waiting room during my children’s dental appointment, I pick up the People Magazine lying on the table.  I open it and am instinctively drawn to an article about a couple who have been killed.  My curiosity leads me to read it.  It is disturbing, yet I…


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