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Memories of Sunny Days on This Frigid Day

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It seems like the entire country is in the middle of a freeze. Indeed, I was listening to SiriusXM this AM and the DJ said that it was 28 degrees in Dallas, Texas today. She joked that nothing is more dramatic than a cold Texan. I don't know about that. However, what I do know is that even in colder climates like Pittsburgh, we're all kind of done with winter after Christmas. That's because Pittsburgh is hilly and we don't get the nice fluffy white snow. We tend to get the dreary days and dirty snow.  Anyway, since the entire country is freezing right now, I thought I'd share a photo from a trip. took last summer to San Juan, Puerto Rico. I hope it brightens your day and makes you feel a little warmer!

Tip for the New Year: Compartmentalize Your Life For Success

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Working mom and kids According to a recent study by Oregon University, a happy home life can result in an increase in immersion and productivity, leading to a happier work life. See How to Be Happier at Work, According to Scientific Studies The holidays were about focusing on the positive. And, I totally agree with that. However, I recognize that life can be hard. And because of that, we all need coping skills. A few weeks ago, I quoted the above study in a training I conducted and encouraged the participants to become happier outside of work so that they might be more productive at work. To be fair, I don't deny the results of the study referenced above. Of course, people who are happy with the home lives make better workers. Saying that is the equivalent of saying that people who are in good shape look better in swimsuits. DUH! However, what that study doesn't reflect is the working mom's capacity to compartmentalize. The question becomes though, can one

Happy Holidays!

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Winter Solstice Lesson for Moms with Young Children

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Celebrating life Today is December 21st,  the Winter solstice.  It is a time to put old things away and start anew. As someone who called me today said, "It is a time to say goodbye to everything that hasn't been working for you and embrace what you want in your life!" 

We Survived Another Pandemic Year, Now Here Comes Christmas!

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Working Mom       Even though last year was hard, one benefit of being on lock down during the pandemic was the relief from many of the social expectations that make the world go 'round like, holiday presents for those who help you but aren't family or dear friends. Who are these people? They are bus drivers, housekeepers and teachers. Perhaps I shouldn't assume though. Perhaps others were mailing presents to teachers during the pandemic. However, most of us were a bit salty about having to watch our kids all day so we passed. Or, they did like I did, I sent a present to the teacher I really liked and sent the other nothing, cause you know, it was a pandemic. This year though, things have returned to some sense of normalcy and with that normalcy comes expectations. And the stay-at-home moms have been planning for this since Labor Day. So, the pressure can be intense.  And if you celebrate Christmas, right about now, it is about to get super real! That said, there are tips

This Thanksgiving, I am Overwhelmingly Thankful...

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Getting ready to party in Miami! "Sometimes, it takes a special event to make you remember who you are..." My birthday was over a week ago. However, I'm just commenting on it for two reasons. The first reason is, I've been making a conscious effort to experience my life as it happiest opposed to just narrating it. Also, it's taken me time to process all of the generosity I received.  My overwhelming expression is. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!  I am grateful from the bottom of my heart, from the depths of my soul. So many people took time to bless me--emotionally, financially and spiritually because the past couple of years have been challenging. 

Remember, dreary days don't last forever

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On the beach in Sandusky, Ohio