On Parenting and Babies

Many couples are questioning the wisdom of raising children at this time in our history. Some feel pressure, and some  aren’t ready. A reader just sent me this: “Beth: This irritates me. Do some woman exaggerate their love of children so they’ll seem more  perfect?  Continue reading On Parenting and Babies

Give that girl a Cheeseburger!

I was enjoying an adult beverage in the trendy Scottsdale Quarter with an out-of-town friend. We quietly watched the passersby from our outdoor perch. He turned and asked, “Is there a food shortage in Scottsdale? Women just ain’t this skinny in Wisconsin!” I chuckled because Continue reading Give that girl a Cheeseburger!

Living with a “Monkey Mind?”

TMI! TMI! Information comes flying at us at mach speeds 24/7. And we all know what 24/7 means. We have a collective attention span of a gnat on crack. Back in the 70’s, researchers were worried that fast moving pixels on a TV screen would Continue reading Living with a “Monkey Mind?”

If You Can Read This You Aren’t Done Yet

Have you ever watched a painting take shape? All art starts out as a rough approximation of what it will become — much like humans. Twenty-somethings think they need to already be what they are going to be, but it doesn’t happen like that. Time Continue reading If You Can Read This You Aren’t Done Yet

Distraction Conniption: Making Distraction Work For You

Look! A butterfly! Wait, what? … We’ve all been there. In this tech-crazy world, distractions are the norm. We don’t need to let them derail us. Here are some hints on making Distraction a friend instead of an enemy. Image Courtesy Dreamstime   Our entire Continue reading Distraction Conniption: Making Distraction Work For You

It’s no big thing…

Valentines and elections, Marriages and lives … All are lost from little things, not big. Each decision we make impacts our lives for the long haul. We are the only person in the world who is 100% impacted by every single choice we make. My Continue reading It’s no big thing…

Parallel Universes Revisited

Do you believe in Parallel Universes? I do. You would say yes if you think about it. I pipe in relaxing music when I’m getting a room ready for a speaking or training session. This time I played a friend’s rendition of Pachelbel Canon in Continue reading Parallel Universes Revisited

Give Yourself Permission: Want what you want!

Too many of us are afraid to want what we want. Someone asks us what we want out of life and we stumble and say, “Gee, I don’t know… ” As if wanting to better your life or change your circumstances is wrong. It isn’t Continue reading Give Yourself Permission: Want what you want!

Married to Pain

We are so attached to our wounds. Many years ago I read a Discover Magazine article that said we tend to be proud of our wounds. We drag them out and show them to each other as badges of honor and proof we’ve fought the Continue reading Married to Pain

More Secrets to Getting Where you Want to Go

When we talked about Today is Some Day, I promised you 5 secrets to get where you want to go. Here are 4 and 5: Secret Four Listen to your echoes. Your brain gives you messages all day long. You’ve gotten into your car and Continue reading More Secrets to Getting Where you Want to Go