This is a blog about reinvention and re-starts, so I’d like to talk about something that was making me feel stuck and stalled: SEO fatigue. A blogger’s principal goal is to be read. I get that. I want people to see and find value in my words, so I use the Yoast plug-in to help me improve my posts for SEO. But the snippet preview
My son, Noah, is smart, funny, creative, and kind. When kids interact with him, they quickly recognize his sense of humor. For example, he was asked by classmates to do a second “roast” of fellow students because the first one he did was hilarious and clever. He is a bit socially awkward in that he can’t always keep his thoughts from spilling out into conversations.
If the idea of Personal Reflection (capital P, capital R) sounds New-Age-y and cliched to you, you may want to stop rolling your eyes for a moment and hear me out. I’m 52 years old, soon to be 53. For nearly all of those years, I led a passive life. Or maybe a more apt description is an unconscious life. Day by day, moving forward
It’s quite liberating – and, frankly, empowering – when I’m able to cook a peel-perfect hard-boiled egg. Yes, it’s a tiny victory, but there’s something metaphoric about removing the shell without gouging out huge chunks of egg white. In my head, I’m saying, “If I can remove this tough, yet fragile, casing without destroying the contents of this delicious protein package, I am indeed capable
Are you getting divorced? It’s time to follow a 3-step parenting action plan for developing better relationships with your children. Parenting Action Plan Step 1: Build an emotional shield. If you haven’t already, it’s time to build an emotional shield that keeps your anger and resentment from impacting your children. If, as a parent, your emotional shield is already constructed, it’s time to reinforce it.
Today, I’m not only hovering over the “Once you are ready to launch your site click here” link. On this, the third of April, two-thousand-seventeen, I’m actually clicking on it. I started planning this blog last summer, and back then I had many excuses why I couldn’t take the time to just make this thing a go. They were good excuses, don’t get me wrong!
“Plan” an impromptu moment with your child. Look your son in the eye and smile. Take your daughter into an embrace. When he asks, “What?” don’t shrug it off and say, “Nothing.” When she whines, “Mommmm!” don’t just stroke her hair and walk away. Tell him you’re proud of him and explain why. Point out why her character or her deeds impress you. And then stop.
Do you sometimes doubt the authenticity of your accomplishments and attribute your success to good luck or timing? If so, you may be acting as your own worst bully, and you need to cut that out! I was guilty of beating myself up for many years, so I decided it was time for payback. The bully made her way into my life very early. She
My grandmother used to run after bullies on the playground. When she was a young mother, she would literally try to break up fights. That’s how much she hated conflict. I hate conflict, too, but not so much as to insert myself into the drama. I’ve found that’s counterproductive, as it usually fails to de-escalate anger, and hardly ever works to make the parties back
Let’s get something straight from the start: I’m an enabler. And a people pleaser. I live my life in such a way so that my satisfaction and comfort derives from ensuring others are content. That is certainly my problem, but not mine alone. While putting others happiness before my own does detract from my quality of life, it stunts the growth of my significant others