Validation Creation

Us humans, we love validation. We love having even just one person agree or believe us because our brain is very busily seeking validation to know if we are right, that our choices are good choices, and above all that we are not wrong. Isn’t that the key? Don’t ever be wrong. We will avoid …

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Having enough time

Time felt so abundant when I was young and single and only taking care of me. It seemed like life was moving slowly. When I got married, time still seemed to move pretty slow. Then we had our first baby, second baby, third and fourth baby.  I added a lot to my life in a …

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A dirty little word

I recently heard failure being referred to as a “Dirty Word”. As in, why would we want to talk about failure or acknowledge it? The other day when we were walking the dog, my kids wanted to play two truths and a lie. They love this game! When it was my turn I racked my …

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When it’s somebody’s birthday we celebrate them. We throw a party, we buy them presents, we eat cake.  They didn’t have to get a big promotion, pass a test, get the new job or a giant raise in order for us to blow up the balloons. We celebrate them because they were born period. Something …

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Permission Slips

When I was young getting permission from my parents was how it worked. When I wanted to do something with my friends, I asked my parents for permission first. As I got older there was a shift. I got to start giving myself permission to do the things that I wanted to do. This felt …

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Worry Wart

There are so many things we like to worry about. I can’t tell you how many times I have worried about a deadline, kids stuff, speaking in public, a test, or something I said or did. I would waste so much time getting others’ opinions. I would question and rethink everything. I would sit in …

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