What Will You Leave Out?   Recently updated !

Last week, my children and I tagged along on my husband’s business trip. Wanting to get some work done while away, I took my laptop and four work-related books (this, this, this, and this) I’ve been meaning to finish or start. I ended up not touching any of these. I instead finished a novel poolside. Despite failing…

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Building Courage and Confidence to Cope with Friendship Difficulties

A number of interesting articles about relationships appeared last week. Here are two very different ones that caught my attention, in case you missed them: here and here. These articles were published close to Valentine’s Day, so it isn’t surprising that they focused on romantic relationships. But rarely discussed, in February, or at any time,…

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Announcing The New Book … with a story behind it

“Pain is too strong a word.” This is the feedback several of my classmates gave me on a very early draft of what is now my first e-book, The Lighthouse Method: How Busy, Overloaded Moms Can Get Unstuck and Figure Out What To Do With Their Lives. (It is now available on Amazon, Kobo, and Smashwords.)…

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Three Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work 2

(Please note this newsletter article was originally issued on January 20, 2009.) When it comes to New Year’s resolutions (NYRs), you are probably one of two types of people: You religiously make them each year, starting out with gusto, but then, by spring or summer, you find you’ve already forgotten about them. You don’t believe they work,…