Not getting it all done? Don’t worry… here’s why!

Last week, I was feeling like I was not doing enough. I looked around the house and it was a mess; I had not homeschooled for days; and I felt like a horse following the carrot stick. As I thought of all I still needed to do for the holidays ahead, my energy level was…

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[VIDEO] Celebrating 25 years of marriage- 3 Tips for you!

Last week Gus and I celebrated 25 years of marriage! That’s a huge accomplishment for us, considering we’ve had so many challenges, including infidelity, bad communication, owning a business together and homeschooling six children. It’s not easy to sustain healthy relationships for a long time and even when people stay married, many are miserable and…

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How to Save Your Marriage from Divorce

I took my wedding ring off and left it in his nightstand… I never imagined we would get to this. My heart was shattered and in pieces. The future looked dim and lonely. I had flashes of me with the six children as a single mom, hustling just like my mom had- one, maybe two…

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Trying to lose weight and eat healthier? Try this

I’ve been a health fan for over 15 years, but with all the food fads- “eat coconut oil, don’t eat coconut oil, eat whole wheat, definitely don’t eat whole wheat- it’ll kill you-” it’s really difficult to figure out what are the right and the wrong things to eat. I’ve been using a concept called…

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Going Deeper than the Rules- 3 “Self-Check” Parenting Tips to Make Sure You Always Focus on Relationship

Rules were created to provide boundaries in relationships and in society. Rules allow us to keep  a strict guideline of how things should be done and what should be avoided. Rules are good and help us protect the important people and things in our life. But what happens when we give priority to the rules…

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Emotional Intelligence vs. Emotional Healing

There is a lot of talk about emotional intelligence today. Schools and large corporations are finally speaking about it and teaching it to students and employees. These organizations have finally discovered the many benefits behind emotional intelligence and how much better people perform when they are able to manage their emotions, feelings, thoughts and relationships…

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Expanding Our Geographical Taste Buds – How Enjoying Food from Other Countries Can Expand Our World

  “Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.” ~Alice May Brock   The United States is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world! In any major city,…

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Childish Behavior at a Business Meeting!

Last week I attended a business networking event. I arrived early enough to choose a great seat, because I knew this event would be packed with people. Sure enough, other early arrivals were thinking along the same way and once I had chosen my seat, the seats next to me started filling up. At one…

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Are you too old or too young to live your purpose?

A while back I sat with a young man (22) as he considered hiring me as his coach. Listening to him, I evaluated every word he shared. I must admit this was a little different than what I am used to (because typically I coach married women and men). The experience proved to be interesting…

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Procrastinator? Try My “Burning Building” Strategy

In high school and college I was the biggest procrastinator! I’d always wait ’til the last minute for everything. Doing an essay could always wait til the night before and waking up in the morning looked like a replay of snooze in the alarm clock. Having children changed that significantly because there is no way…

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