Happy No Matter What

I watched Winnie the Pooh with the kids the other day. There is a scene about The Backson. He is a terrible kind of monster…. His hide is like a shaggy rug His face a surely ugly mug With two sharp horns atop his head In between a mop of hair that’s red And in [...]

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Apr.16.2012

How I learned to love Little Miss Bossy

Do you know the children’s book series with those cute little characters called Mr. Happy, or Little Miss Giggles? A few years back Urban Outfitters was selling adult sized t-shirts of them. I asked my husband which character he would pick for me. I was convinced he’d say Little Miss Sunshine, of course. He replied [...]

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I like to start the New Year by creating a vision board. It’s a collage of images usually pasted to some poster board. The idea is that by pasting images of what you want to a poster board, you are clarifying your desires and setting the stage for those things to come to you. A [...]

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Feb.17.2012

You.

“Words… can cast an almost hypnotic spell upon you. You easily lose yourself in them, become hypnotized into implicitly believing that when you have attached a word to something, you know what it is. The fact is: You don’t know what it is. You have only covered up the mystery with a label.” – Eckhart [...]

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Feb.6.2012

Why Rejection, Very Literally, Hurts

I had the nanny over last Saturday to help out with the kids while I enjoyed a bit of “me” time. First thing the next morning when I went into Anthony’s room, he sees me, rolls over and says, “where’s Maria? I want Maria!” Then I went into Alice’s room to say hi. It was [...]

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Dec.22.2011

My Wish For You is Faith

“When you come to the end of all the light you know, and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: Either you will be given something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.” ― Edward Teller It’s Christmas [...]

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Dec.7.2011

Take Pride in Your Dorky Side!

“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.” – Quote from Almost Famous You’re probably acquainted with your inner critic or your inner child or even your inner lizard… but today I’d like to introduce you to someone else I think you ought to know. [...]

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Nov.21.2011

Do You Teach Your Kids How to Lie?

Yesterday I found scribbles all over a notebook I use for work. I noticed my 3 year old daughter sitting at my desk earlier in the day. I showed her the notebook and asked, “did you do that?” Here’s how the conversation went… Alice: Well…. Um. No… Me: You didn’t? Who did it then? Alice: [...]

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In my work with approval addicts I’ve noticed several approval seeking personality types. I created the 7 approval seeking personality types below as a tool to help my clients become more aware of what they do. These aren’t meant to be mutually exclusive categories. You might find you identify with several. Take a look at [...]

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I went to drop the twins off at preschool the other day. Anthony had been throwing up the night before but he seemed fine in the morning so I decided to take him. I mentioned this to Lisa, one of the preschool teachers, and she seemed uncomfortable. She told me there was a new policy [...]

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