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,...
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...
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...