Am I Doing This Parenting Thing Right?

Am I Doing This Parenting Thing Right?

Focusing on the Parenting Choices That Matter It’s hard being a parent—and so, so easy to shame ourselves for not doing everything right. Hell, do any of us really even know what “right” means when it comes to raising kids? We want our children to grow, thrive, be...
Practice Kindness—Reap the Rewards

Practice Kindness—Reap the Rewards

How Making Happiness a Habit Can Change Your Life I live my life practicing what I call Happiness Habits. These are simple tools I use to bring more positivity into the present moment, allowing my brain to experience what happiness researcher Shawn Achor calls a...
Embracing Life, Imperfections and All

Embracing Life, Imperfections and All

Happiness Does Not Equal Perfection A friend of mine recently sent me this image that she’d created for me. I must admit that it brought tears to my eyes for a couple of reasons. First, in appreciation for the thoughtful gift. Second, for the meaning behind it. You...
Hearing the Tough Stuff

Hearing the Tough Stuff

How to Accept Negative Feedback—and Not Freak Out At the end of every workshop I present, I pass out evaluation sheets for the participants to complete. This is possibly one of the most nerve-wracking things I do in my professional life. I choose to do these...