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
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
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
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.
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