Celebrate Your Super Balls!

Every woman needs a Super Ball! The phone rings, you check the caller ID and smile. It’s her, the one friend you can count on to make you feel good, safe, valued, and you can’t wait to begin. Who is your Super Ball? In my program “Why Women Have Balls” I discuss the importance of…

Valentine Tips for Kids

Avoid the sugar overload! For most people, Valentines Day brings up memories of candy hearts, chocolates and heart shaped cookies. While these treats are fun, indulging children (and ourselves) in all of them can be just too much. Choose one luscious treat and then use some of the tips below to make your kids’ Valentines…

Do You Remember When…

When was the last time you made a memory? On Monday, our family made one. Our daughters are deep into the American Girl stage and received dolls from Santa this year. Monday marked our first pilgrimage to American Girl Place in Chicago. Quite the adventure. I know lunch with Mama, Daddy (yes, Clay bravely joined…

How much anxiety do you have?

Researchers continue to discover more and more relation between anxiety and heart disease.  The greater your stress, the greater your chance of heart attack and stroke. Many of us are not even aware of our daily level of anxiety.  Your body has an amazing capacity for adaption.  Put it in a long term stressful situation,…

Feel Great in 2008!

Happy New Year! My husband arrived for New Year’s Eve dinner in a tuxedo. TA DA! Which may not seem unexpected, unless you can imagine me cooking in the kitchen in my old jeans and big socks! We were planning a festive dinner with our daughters, some champagne and a movie. The girls were delighted…

Your Heart Yearns for Inspiration

Every once-in-a-while we all need a little push to get excited about life. This summer I had the great pleasure of hearing Simon T. Bailey speak.  His motto: “You were born to be brilliant” has stuck with me — so much so, we are using it as a theme for the Girl Scout troop this…

Your Heart Yearns for Indulgence

Indulgence isn’t selfish — it is essential! Women are great at managing other people’s stress, but are often lousy at managing our own. Perhaps it is because we feel guilty taking the time to indulge ourselves in even the most simple ways. There is always one more thing to be done: one more load of…

Your Heart Yearns for Connection

Being a grown-up can be lonely. So often we spend our days alone, even if we are surrounded by people. Taking the time to connect with people you care about in a positive way is very important to managing your stress and keeping your heart healthy. Think about it. There are people in your life…

Tips for a Sane Season

Feeling a bit out of control? Is there to much on your to-do list? Here are some ideas to stay sane: Take stock: What is really important to you? Are you making 35 dozen cookies to mail out to friends because it makes you feel good or because you feel obligated? Hold onto what truly…