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Do you have a Cactus in your Life?

Do you have a Cactus in your Life?

I was in Arizona over the weekend to see family that I hadn’t been able to see for almost a year.  It was so wonderful to be with loved ones and take a break from “normal” life.  I went for a hike while I was there and had a moment of curiosity.   As I passed a...

Are You a Mean Girl?

Are You a Mean Girl?

The dreaded mean girl…we all remember her.  The comments that cut like a sword and lacked all compassion.  The intentional exclusion just to exert her power, the public cruelty for her entertainment   Maybe we have seen her in our daughters friends,...

Have Courage

Have Courage

Every year, at about this time, I begin to focus on the year to come. So many of us make New Years Resolutions, set goals, or perhaps reflect on what the past year delivered. The practice that I have come to love, however, is choosing a word with intention. Why Do...

I Want to be Certain You Know

I Want to be Certain You Know

In the spirit of Valentines Month, I wanted to offer a fun exercise for you to try.  When you look at the exercise, your brain may offer you thoughts like, “this is weird,” “I don't want to do this,” but if you take the time anyway - what you create is quite...

Things I have learned BECAUSE I have kids

Things I have learned BECAUSE I have kids

We ponder the things we teach our kids, what our kids teach us, but what have we learned because we poured into these little humans, because we are a mom.  In my case, so very much and I hope you will share what you have learned with me too!  Listening doesn't require...

People Pleasing

People Pleasing

I am a reforming (yes, still working on it) People Pleaser. I capitalize that, because it has been such a part of who I am for so long, it feels like an old friend. The trouble is, however, the more time I spent People Pleasing, the less I was actually pleased with my...

Dear Nola,

Dear Nola,

As I sit here today, December 31, 2022 and see the year you are embarking on, I would like to offer you so many things.  This year will be filled with some glorious experiences that you will remember always, and some difficult experiences that you would rather...

A Letter to My Future Self

A Letter to My Future Self

Resolutions and goals have been a part of our New Year for generations.  Some people reset, dream for the future and gear up for fresh starts.  Others, decide they will never honor the resolutions, so don’t set them, have no idea what their goals would be...

Manuals for Christmas

Manuals for Christmas

It’s the gift giving season, and this year, I have it all figured out!  I don’t need to shop, wrap or worry because I have the perfect gift for absolutely everyone on my list!  It is called ‘A Manual’.  I have a list of expectations written down for how...

Tales of a Middle School Lacrosse Coach

Tales of a Middle School Lacrosse Coach

I absolutely loved coaching middle school girls. If you are a teen mom a daughter, that may sound crazy, but it is the honest truth. Lacrosse, here in the south, is about as common as building a snowman. Lacrosse in the south is growing like a toddler, but few people...