• Tips to Revive Your Life

    It’s 61 degrees, raining, gray skies and the blahs of winter have set in. I don’t know about you, but am I the only one who is struggling to get going in 2017? I am typically optimistic and a big planner, but so far I seem to be spending more...

  • Five Ideas To Simplify Your Stuff!

    I hope you had a great Christmas and your new year is off to a great start. It seems like for my family, based on recent events, this year is going to be all about a “fresh start.” With your tree likely down, your gifts unwrapped, and the weather keeping...

  • 8 Alternatives to New Year’s Resolutions

    I told myself this year was going to be different. I was not going to allow myself to create New Year’s resolutions that I knew I could never finish. I love making goals and creating lists but in the past, my lists were far too long and quite honestly, unrealistic....

  • A Special Christmas Message

    Sometimes it takes getting a dose of your “own medicine” to finally get the message. For the past few weeks, I have been operating with a flurry of activity. I had so much to do to get my life in order (or so I thought) before Christmas, that my goal...

  • Almost Home – Very Important, Please Read!

    There is probably no other time of the year that the spirit of giving is more apparent than the month of December. In fact, over 30% of our country’s annual giving occurs in December. This makes a lot of sense because the meaning of Christmas for many people is often...

  • How to Achieve Work/Life Balance During the Holidays

    Is there such a thing as work/life balance during the Christmas holidays? I recently spent some time going through my calendar for the rest of this year and was excited to see that I have some extra time to be at home during the holidays. I thought about this for...

  • Fun Ideas To Rekindle Your Relationship With Your Spouse

    I was a little surprised. One of my family’s Thanksgiving traditions is to go around the room before we eat and share something we are thankful for. This year there were some great things shared, but as I thought about it a couple of days after, there was not one...

  • How To Create A Meaningful Holiday

    Let’s see, a kitchen plumbing issue, a basement still under construction, unfinished work and oh yes, 35 people coming to my home on Thanksgiving. Not complaining, just stating the facts. I am reminded of this wonderful maxim: Thanksgiving and Christmas are not about the gifts, the perfectly decorated home, the...

  • Taking Back Black Friday

    I have an idea: How about all of us boycott Black Friday? Sound crazy? I realize this idea may not generate a national movement; it is at least an idea worth considering. Doesn’t it seem a little paradoxical that the day before Black Friday we give thanks for what we...

  • Making the Most of Family Travel Time

    So are we there yet? Sound familiar? Well, these are the words often spoken when families travel long distances together. In my case, we could be on the road for an hour or two and my kids would already be asking if we are there yet. Growing up, my family...