Hunting for Beauty

The measure of your life is the amount of beauty and happiness of which you are aware.      – Agnes Martin As I was rushing out the door today, I noticed my clematis had bloomed. It was in the shape of a heart. Sometimes I play a game with myself, looking for messages in nature … More Hunting for Beauty

Never Stop Advocating for Your Kids… or Being Kind to Yourself

Last week a mom posted a powerful video about her frustrating IEP meeting. Parked in front of a CVS with her camera on the dash, she gave the world a peek into a very personal and agonizing moment. Through tears and deep breaths, comedian Dena Blizzard expressed her anger, sadness, and sense of powerlessness in … More Never Stop Advocating for Your Kids… or Being Kind to Yourself

Reframing: 3 Powerful Ways to Change Your Parenting Outlook

The Boston Marathon was a rainy, chilly, hypothermia kind of day this year. Some might have called it miserable, but that wasn’t the common sentiment. Instead, there were loads of fan posters that pointed out the bright side, with messages like this: ‘At least you’re not at work.’ ‘At least you won’t have to shower … More Reframing: 3 Powerful Ways to Change Your Parenting Outlook

New Year’s Resolution: Let’s Go with Ridiculously Simple

I’ve never been a big New Year’s Resolution fan. How many times have you decided to get in shape or spend more time with friends, only to have your motivation fizzle out after a few weeks? Science shows that the real reason we fail is not for lack of trying, but because it’s super hard … More New Year’s Resolution: Let’s Go with Ridiculously Simple

Stress Less – Back to School and Any Time – with a Mantra Boost

Commercials make the back-to-school process look so carefree. Arm in arm, parents and smiling children pop into big-box stores for pencils and notebooks, maybe a new outfit or backpack… and off they go! If only… For some of us whose kids need extra support, or have a hard time with transitions, this time of year … More Stress Less – Back to School and Any Time – with a Mantra Boost