November 5, 2019

My restaurant reader gave me the gift of his faith in my book, and now I have a special gift for you. I am truly grateful for everyone who takes the plunge and uses the stories and guides in my book to change something in their lives.

September 17, 2019

How in the hell was I going to pull this one off? The launch for my book, “Where the Hell Did I Park My Life ?!”, was almost here. Oh, and then there was the scheduled oral surgery looming in the midst of it all. It seemed everything was just bating me to feel scared a...

July 12, 2019

(quote by Martha Beck - author, life-coach, speaker)

Balancing work and play this summer and always…

No, they’re not comfortable, these scratchy, One-Size-Fits-All garments with the seams in all the wrong places and made of cheap cotton that could be used for scrubbing t...

November 19, 2018

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.”


October 7, 2018

Stop and look back at what you have endured, overcome, and accomplished thus far.

August 21, 2018

“Miss Simonson, Miss Simonson,” (this is my birth name, I wasn’t married until my mid 40’s, and yes, that’s another story), “you have to come quick, it’s Jared!” one of my students yelled from the hallway as he ran back toward my classroom. It was 1998 and I had been t...

July 10, 2018

Whether or not we were born with a star our bellies (riches, power, privilege) it is our God given right as individuals to be exactly who we are and how we are.

March 16, 2018

I paid particular attention as participants thanked their spouses, kids, parents and coaches. We are only as good as the people that surround us and support us. Saying thank you is very powerful.

December 7, 2017

We ALL need failure. Sure, our egos are hurt for a minute, but the sting subsides and we always become better, ALWAYS. What if we all embraced and yes even celebrated our failures?

What you do as a parent makes important changes in your child each and every day. I have strategies to help and support you.

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