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Be Curious, Not Furious

I try to wait and be patient, to let my kids (Lilly and Sam) process whatever is causing their emotional yell, hit, tears, mean words, door slam, or silent treatment....

Creating My New Normal

On Route 138 on the way to school drop-off, we drive past an abandoned, broken-down house. It is out of place amongst all the other homes that are alive, old...

5 Ways I Balance My Professional and Personal Life

By my mid-30s, I had achieved more in my professional career and in my personal life than I ever thought possible. Professionally, I was a highly regarded business development professional....

My Sister’s Promise: Deception Pass Bridge

In the slight exhale before her words form, resolve overtakes defeat. “I promise you, my little sister, one day, I will take you away forever.”   Deception Pass Bridge, Washington I...

Parenting After Trauma: 5 Things I’ve Learned As I Work Through My Own Childhood Trauma

Lilly, Sam, and I just finished reading The One and Only Bob—Katherine Applegate’s sequel to her Newberry Medal Winner, The One and Only Ivan. This book is a sweet, funny,...

Reveling in the Ordinary

I find joy in what most people must think is a mundane, ordinary, even frustrating routine—the 5.1-mile, traffic-infested daily drive from our home to my kids’ school. Every morning my...

5 Journal Prompts That’ll Transform Your Life

Pop culture seems to always portray transformation as just one task, one quick fix away. Organize your closet and your life will fall into place, or all it takes is...

Creating Home

I really wanted a mudroom. I envisioned our kids throwing their shoes and sports equipment onto the tiled floor and stowing beat-up backpacks in personalized cubbies. In my mind's eye,...

A Little Bit About My Success

My definition of success has changed over the last 25 years: First, I wanted to live clean and sober and as I worked to achieve this success, I learned the power of a...

The Pit

In my previous post, I brought up my journey from my worst day to my best day. I’d like to share a glimpse into my worst day with you.   ...

A Little Bit About Me

At a glance, I might seem as normal as any middle-aged, professional woman, happily married with two children (and a dog!) living in the suburbs of Massachusetts.   This picture...