was speaking to a friend the other day who is a divorced single mom. She was really stuck in the story of how unfair her life had played out because she didn’t have a partner to share it with. My heart went out to her for the loneliness piece, but at the same time I saw how attached she was to this picture she had created in her mind. That it would bring her, the sort of, “answers to her prayers”. When we become so fixated on how that one thing will help us solve all our wants and desires, we tend to lose sight of who we really are in the process.
You love your friends and their friendships mean the world to you. You would do anything for them and they for you. That is until, their kid and your kid don’t get along. It’s the worst feeling because you love this person, but you may not always like how their kids act. Each parent, parents differently, and often times your way doesn’t match their way when it comes to the children. You may let your kids eat sugar cereals and they think that’s poison.
You’ve heard the phrase “ It’s not the destination, it’s about the Journey”. I’ve heard it, you’ve heard it but what does it really mean?
I recently heard a podcast from one of my mentors, Melissa Ambrosini, where she interviewed Jack Canfield-an influencer for me for sure (most famously known for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series). You can hear the full Podcast here. It was like a lightening bolt hit me and for the first time, I got that message in a whole new way.
Are you a social Media addict? If you are reading this, you're definitely a possible candidate. The symptoms can lead to several things like FOMO, Comparisonitis, and many other Expectation Hangovers. I mean, let's face it, everyone uses social media to facilitate some part of their life;
Going on a business trip for me is a new experience, one which I am learning to love. As I head out to Cali for a seminar I’m taking, I start imagining the many books I’ll read, the movies I’ll watch, the ideas that will pour out of me. But, the truth is,
I remember right before I became a Mom, hearing a quote from Heather Locklear where she said, “being a Mom is like walking around with your heart outside of you”. It resonated with me, because I really didn’t know what she meant.
Well, it is the end of March. “Senior Season,” or “#SNRSZN” as the kids call it, is well underway. I can see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. Yet that light feels like it is on a train hurdling toward me at record speed and I should probably jump out of its way. The four of us recently attended the bar mitzvah of our dear friends’ son, and it got me feeling really sentimental. He is the baby of my “OG” mommy group, and this milestone truly felt like a finale to my kids’ childhoods.
I like to post once a month, usually my top 3 books. Lately I’ve had the pleasure of being selected to be part of 2 book launches! I had the pleasure of reading these books before they were put on the newsstands aka. put up on Amazon for the public to enjoy.
1. One was written by my Mentor, Kristine Carlson whose late husband, Richard Carlson wrote: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff Some of you may remember this book,
A few years ago I went to a therapist in Philadelphia. I was in need of some help getting back on my feet after ending a crappy relationship and figured a licensed therapist was a good place to start. I googled some in the area and found one that sounded like a great fit.
Having never been to a therapist before, I thought it would be like the movies: a sofa, a box of tissues, and a therapist asking tear-provoking, “and how did that make you feel” type questions. To my surprise, my first visit was not like that at all.