The One Movie We All Need to See Right Now

"How we spend our days, is of course, how we spend our lives." - Annie Dillard, author Wow. It's been one heck of a week. We can get so swept up in the vicious news cycle or the emotional chaos that the holidays often bring that we often forget to pay attention to all the … Continue reading The One Movie We All Need to See Right Now

How Playing it Cool Fries Your Brain… Tell Me About it, Stud

3 minute read Did you ever notice how the cooler you play it the more stifled you get? The amount of energy that you put into acting like you have it all together, so you don't show that you're unsure or unable fills your brain with such a mega capacity of fear that it's surprising … Continue reading How Playing it Cool Fries Your Brain… Tell Me About it, Stud

The G.E.M. of Making Decisions on Your Own Terms

This is the last post from a three-part series on decision making. If you missed the past two you can find them here: Gold Digging Your Way to Better Decision Making and How Vanilla Ice Helps Me Make Better Decisions. This is a special post as it's in response to a reader's comment of:  I … Continue reading The G.E.M. of Making Decisions on Your Own Terms

How Vanilla Ice Helps Me Make Better Decisions

7 minute read What if you just met the love of your life on a cruise ship that happens to be heading straight for an iceberg? What if you wreaked havoc on the police department, turning your town upside down, because they've done a shit job handling the murder case of your only daughter? What … Continue reading How Vanilla Ice Helps Me Make Better Decisions

Gold Digging Your Way to Clearer Decision Making From the Inside Out

5 minute read Let's clear something up right out of the gate: Being decisive does not equal being difficult. For some reason, we have created a culture that usually pegs women who make decisions with confidence as being difficult; not playing for the team. We are selfish. We're not considering everyone's feelings. God knows that … Continue reading Gold Digging Your Way to Clearer Decision Making From the Inside Out

Shed the Labels, Find the Freedom

7 minute read One day I'm the poster girl for maternal figures nationwide, channeling my inner Tami Taylor all "clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose", hip swings and all. Not even twenty-four hours later I'm giving Rhea Perlman a run for her Emmy as Carla Tortelli takes over my system with feisty mega eye rolls … Continue reading Shed the Labels, Find the Freedom

Let’s Talk About Death, Baby. Let’s Talk About You and Me.

5 minute read I have a morning ritual that keeps me in check. Once the kids are fed, and the coffee is poured, I sit down with the newspaper and flip directly to the obituaries. I skip right past the fear-inducing manipulation of the "if it bleeds, it leads" stories that infest our newsfeeds and … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Death, Baby. Let’s Talk About You and Me.

How My Guilty Pleasure Delivers Every Day

5 minute read I bought tarot cards. I know, I know. I may have lost you. But before you throw a sweeping judgment my way, hear me out. I've been consistently looking for fun ways to increase my self-awareness and intuition because in the age of information overload those two hot commodities are entirely under … Continue reading How My Guilty Pleasure Delivers Every Day