To give vent now and then to his feelings, whether of pleasure or discontent, is a great ease to a man's heart. ~Francesco Guicciardini Last Tuesday as I sat around the dinner table with my husband and boys, I couldn’t help but smile, I had had a productive day. I finished my . . .
“Paperwork would be so bad if it weren’t for all the paper. And the work” – Darynda Jones Last month while I was waiting for my younger son to finish his neurotherapy session, one of the office staff noticed me sitting in the reception area writing out insurance claim forms; I rolled my eyes and . . .
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. Vincent Van Gogh I’ve been working with several clients and to help get them moving along on their own journey toward minimalism. I always start off by telling them that the process takes patience and time and as long as they . . .
Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. ~Emily Kimbrough Last month, my younger son begged me to let him hang out after school with friends before attending the school’s talent show. He wanted to meet his friends at 4:30 pm, a good 90 minutes . . .
Help one another; there's no time like the present and no present like the time. ~James Durst Yesterday, I lounged around the house, feeling the impact of jet lag. I didn’t leave the house, nor did I exercise. I was feeling a bit blue: I was home after a 10-day adventure to London and Wales . . .
It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it. ~From the television show The Golden Girls This year marked the third Mother’s Day without my Mom, and the first Mother’s Day I’ve been away from my children as I venture through London with a bestie and make my way over to Wales . . .
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. ~Auguste Rodin This morning as I scrolled through my Facebook memories, a memory from two years ago jumped out at me: “Today I am putting my intention out to the Universe. Those who know me well know that when I do this, things . . .
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath. ~Eckhart Tolle This year, my husband and I chose to spend Easter hiking with our boys at one of my favorite local hiking spots: Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve. The park had been blessed with a wonderful super bloom this year and I . . .
I will not make a scrap basket of my mind. ~Author unknown, c. early 1900s People often ask why I get up so early each morning (3:35 am PST if you must know); I usually explain it is the only time of day I have to myself: no phone calls, no texts, and nobody calling out “Mom!” My early morning . . .
Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. ~Author Unknown Last week my older son and I met with the doctor at Stanford to discuss his eating issues. At this appointment, she officially diagnosed him with Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). . . .