Form Your Posse at Work and In Life

Do you have a posse? You know, friends that you hang with — I certainly do. They’re faithful friends that share your life and all that you love. Well, the best thing I did at work was to realize that I could benefit from forming a posse at work too. The Urban Dictionary defines posse […]

Going Back to School isn’t for Sissies

Going Back to School isn’t for Sissies

My mother had only an 8th grade education; my father didn’t graduate high school.  Education wasn’t a priority as we were growing up. Instead, my mother made sure her five daughters could catch a man. Pretty telling, isn’t it? Well, as adults we figured out how important education is. Recently,  I attended my sister’s MBA […]

6 Steps To Employment And Happiness

6 Steps To Employment And Happiness

OK, there’s no guarantee of happiness in life. But, I’ve found it’s hard to be happy if you’re unemployed and worried. It can take a while, and there are days when you can feel like you’ll never find anything. Often, that worry can paralyze you and you don’t know where to turn. Everyone else is […]

Is the Internet Hurting Us More Than We Know?

I’ve often said that I am thankful that there was no Internet when my children were young. The overabundance of information available online makes new mothers think that there is an answer available for every question, and there’s a “right” way to bring up your child.  It’s easy to forget that websites are trying to […]

How Men Learn From the Good and the Bad

I wouldn’t say my husband had a very happy childhood. Yes, he had all the trappings of a good life- nice home, good school; but he never felt accepted or loved.  His parents placed a high value on intellect, and wanted their children to be successful in business.  And, unfortunately, he just …wasn’t…that kind of […]

What You Really Get Out of a Bucket List

What You Really Get Out of a Bucket List

I’m joining The Bucket List movement.  I haven’t up until now.   When the movie came out in 2008, I wasn’t that impressed. I know, I know- everyone loves Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. But it just didn’t ring true to me. Lists like “Things I want to do by my 50th birthday”, and “Things I […]

Still the Great Wine Pretender

Still the Great Wine Pretender

When I tell people I live in Sonoma County, they typically comment on how lucky I am to live in the wine country of California. And, I agree. It is a beautiful and wonderful place to live! We have gorgeous weather and lovely views. Still, with work, kids, paying the bills and other pressures, I […]

“Not I” Said the Duck- A Children’s Story for Life

“Not I” Said the Duck- A Children’s Story for Life

Years ago, I heard one of the best sermons I’ve ever heard at a church.  Now, I’m not a big church-goer. I’m not much for the formality of congregations. Still, even if you’re not a big religious person most of us have probably been to church at some point. On this day, instead of a […]

Addicted to New Beginnings

I love New Year’s resolutions!  I can’t help it. I’m addicted to new beginnings. Imagine everything you’ve done wrong or stupid is behind you. The thought is captivating. A fresh start with all kinds of wonderful possibilities. And no wonder. The idea that you can start fresh is almost like a drug. Fresh starts bring visions […]

Is that all there is to life?

“What are we doing? We’re crazy!” I gasp to my running buddy as I struggle to keep up in the dark. “Who said we should drag our asses out and run these hills at dawn?” I jokingly say- knowing full well it was me. Well, I didn’t think we’d spend most of our time groaning […]