What do you do when you have been treated unfairly? When you are the victim of unfair treatment, are you the kind of person who doesn’t like to make “waves”? Is it uncomfortable to ask for what you want – nay, what you deserve – because you’ll likely experience pushback from the opposing side? Am I describing myself here? The answer is YES! Throughout most
Recently, on Facebook, a couple people I know posted this question on their Timelines: “What’s something you have done that you’re reasonably confident you’re the only person on my Friends list who has done it?’ After a few minutes of wracking my brain for proof of my own unique adventures, I still couldn’t think of any. So, I decided to read some of the comments.
You changed, and so should your dreams! When you recognize that it’s time to reinvent – whether it’s your own choice or it’s forced upon you – you’ll inevitably need to make some shifts in the way you view success, contentment, and life dreams. When my husband and I decided to divorce, our dream house no longer matched our reality. This is my story about
I’m a realistic person. I’d rather focus on staving off midlife weight gain than try to whittle down to a 25-year-old’s physique. Not that I’m completely past the body insecurities that have followed me around since I was a child, but I’m finally wise enough to realize I’m not supposed to look like the young moms I see at the community pool. I’m not sure
When one or more of your children has special needs, the job of the custodial parent is especially difficult Of course, each family faces unique challenges, and I don’t want to generalize. Instead, I will tell you my story: I’m the custodial parent of twin pre-teen boys, and one of the twins is classified as “special needs.” I’m lucky that my ex provides financial support
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.