Decision Making

The rite of self-compasssion. July 05, 2015

Why is it so easy to have compassion for others, yet so difficult to have it for ourselves? Personally, I am the first one to kick myself when I’m down. However, the other day when I was going through a rough patch, I found self-compassion. My emotions took me for a ride, and were it not for my clear intent to […]

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A hunch? Or an emotion? What’s the difference? May 25, 2015

In preparation for my radio campaign to promote Finding Zoe I found myself preparing to answer that question. Many of the characters in the story had a gut feeling about Zoe—and acted on it—and as a result, she was led home. They had lots of emotions, as well, as we all do. So how is […]

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On the road with Finding Zoe. April 28, 2015

My heart was so opened. Watching Zoe play football with her birth father BJ, whom she hadn’t seen in eight years, see her birth mom, Jess, whom she also hadn’t seen in years, and watching her meet her half-sister Adelynne for the very first time. She saw her loving foster mother, Lois, who signed to her […]

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Keeping your life on course. March 22, 2015

I was on automatic pilot today—buzzing around non-stop from one situation to the next. The part of me that thrived on all the drama was in rare form. Whooooaaaa. At 8:00 P.M. I finally landed, and realized that things would work themselves out in time—whether or not I moaned and groaned or saved the day or sent the email […]

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No day like today. March 15, 2015

Today was a very long day. How easy it would be to just close my eyes and let it slip away, like all the other days I’ve kissed goodbye. But I finally get it: There will never be another day like today. I didn’t win the lottery or land a new project. No cuddling up with a good book […]

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Inspiration for your winters. March 01, 2015

When it’s winter and the snow is cold and the sky is dark, how do you find sustenance? When life feels bleak and events seem harsh how do you conquer your own anxieties—and everyone’s around you—to be the light for those who are in your care? Are your children sleeping peacefully in their beds? When they […]

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Achieving our goals can wait. February 22, 2015

Do you know those times in life when nothing definitive seems to be happening? No resounding YES! You nailed it! Go with THAT one! Despite everything you’re doing, things just don’t seem to be falling into place. This describes my life the past couple weeks. I’ve experienced the opposite—when hard work and focus brought quick results. But now, after […]

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Choosing for our children. February 15, 2015

As the wallpaper for his tablet, my eleven-year-old son chose a photograph of the torso of a very fat man being arrested, who was wearing a tee shirt that said, “This really sucks.” He thought it was hilarious. I knew it had to go. Eureka! What an amazing teaching opportunity it provided! Here was a […]

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What is your life purpose? February 08, 2015

This question, when thought about for even a minute, begins your inquiry. If this question tugs at your insides, if no question is more important, then we can engage in a meaningful conversation. I was asked to write a quote about Purpose in honor of the CLBLive HOA video show, on which I was a panelist […]

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The sweetest fruits of success. February 01, 2015

I’ve turned down a bunch of projects lately. Small ones and larger ones. I could use the income, certainly, but between my efforts with promoting my latest book Finding Zoe and some personal things I have going on, I hear a resounding internal NO every time I consider taking on a new project. My husband has been consumed with […]

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