21 Things To Do By Yourself To Relax And Recharge

Things To Do By Yourself

A few years ago, this time of year was crazy busy for me. It is now too, but for different reasons. Back then, I had three kids living at home, and I was neck-deep in all of the holiday hoopla that goes with having school-aged children. Lots of driving. Lots of school events, ballet performances,…  Continue Reading

10 Ways Toxic Relationships Are Like Blood-Sucking Vampires

Toxic Relationships

You’d almost prefer to be punched in the gut. At least you’d know what you were dealing with. At least you wouldn’t constantly wonder, “Is it me?” At least you wouldn’t feel like a low-life piece of shit every time you’re around this person. Who are these people that enter our lives like snake charmers,…  Continue Reading

Your New Year’s Challenge: Write Your First Book

Writing A Book

Here’s a challenge for you: write your first book in the coming year. Someone once gave me that challenge, and it scared me sh@*less. Me? Write a book?? Mwahaaaa!! Who would take me seriously? How would I get it published? How would I ever have time to write a full book? Just the thought of it…  Continue Reading

Meditation For Anxiety: 4 Ways The Practice Makes You 10% Happier

Meditation for Anxiety

He was sitting at the news desk on ABC’s Good Morning America, waiting for Diane Sawyer to wind up her segment before she cued him to begin reporting the morning’s top stories. He’d done this hundreds of times. As a polished, successful national news anchor and correspondent, he didn’t give this particular morning’s reporting duties…  Continue Reading

41 Things To Let Go From Your Life Before The New Year

Things to Let Go

This upcoming New Year could be the best you’ve ever had. This could be the year when you accomplish more than you ever imagined. This could be the year when you finally feel content. This  could be the year when your relationships are happy and strong. This could be the year when you feel great…  Continue Reading

10 Ways To Calm Down When You’re Angry

Ways to Calm Down

Feeling angry is normal. It’s hardwired into us. It’s a natural reaction to a perceived threat. The threat could be to ourselves, someone we love, our property, or our sense of identity. You definitely know anger when you feel it. It sometimes shows up in more subtle feelings like irritation, indignation, or frustration. On the high end…  Continue Reading

8 Creative Writing Exercises To Awaken Your Inner Author

Creative Writing Exercises

I believe there’s a writer inside of all of us. Even if you don’t think you write well, you do have something to say. You have a story to tell, knowledge to impart, and experiences to share. You’ve lived a full life that’s packed with observations and adventures, and you shouldn’t exit this Earth without…  Continue Reading

How To Find Your Passion With These 40 Life Lessons

How to Find Your Passion

A few years back, I didn’t know what the hell I was doing with my life. One phase was coming to a close (raising kids, a career in PR), and I was stuck in that netherworld of uncertainty about my next steps. Frankly, I didn’t have any idea how to go about finding my passion….  Continue Reading