What Andy Dufresne Can Teach Us About the Path to Freedom

You know how when you have a fantastic idea and get all jazzed up about it, at some point, you inevitably run headfirst into a rock hard wall? Well, there are two kinds of people facing this wall. One keeps their eye on the prize and figures out how to Andy Dufresne their way out … Continue reading What Andy Dufresne Can Teach Us About the Path to Freedom

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

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

How Listening to Marie Kondo and My 80-Year Old Self is Helping Me Lighten Up Once and For All

7 minute read Marie Kondo made me do it. I had just watched an episode of the hilarious Momsplaining with Kristen Bell that had Marie Kondo, the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, as the main guest. Days later I made a routine visit to the library with my kids, and that book … Continue reading How Listening to Marie Kondo and My 80-Year Old Self is Helping Me Lighten Up Once and For All

3 Questions to Help You Be a Rebel With a Cause

5 minute read "Even Jell-O needs a mold." Fortunately, I was given this simple advice late in my twenty's so that I could absorb and appreciate it. It made sense and helped me get out of my way creatively and personally. This is also what quieted my inner rebel and allowed me to move towards … Continue reading 3 Questions to Help You Be a Rebel With a Cause

How Facing Off With Our Past Can Help Our Present

5 minute read When I was a kid, I called my dad "The Man Who Never Smiled." As you can imagine, this nickname thrilled him. I wish I could say it was one of those moments in childhood when fading memories and blurred dreams merge into one, and you're not sure what's real. But I … Continue reading How Facing Off With Our Past Can Help Our Present