Post Wedding Name Change

Post Wedding Name Change

As if planning a wedding is not enough work, when you arrive home from the honeymoon the work of combining accounts and changing your name may be in the picture.  I was overwhelmed at the process of changing my name; where do I go first?  What documents do I need? In my research I came […]

ADD in the Family

Having both a husband and a teenage son with ADD, I have learned a few strategies for coping with the challenges each of them face.  While the diagnosis was not a surprise, it was simultaneously comforting and disheartening.  I was glad to know there was a medical condition which could be blamed, but the day-to-day […]

Great Quotes

“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

Structure and Organization

Many “creative types” latch onto the idea that to be a true artist, one must be care-free, free spirited, and unencumbered by rules or structure.  I have heard more than one such person say that structure of any kind impedes the creative process.  I disagree. And so do Drs. Hallowell and Ratey.  In their book, […]

Direction vs. Speed

I was talking to a friend the other day, lamenting the fact that life can, indeed, be rough at times (and let’s be honest, those times can seem endless).  But this particular friend has started making real headway in “getting it together.”  I looked at him and said, “Hey, it’s not how fast you move; […]

Consequences: Eating and Organizing

Consequences: Eating and Organizing

I just got back from a week’s vacation and my clothes are feeling a little tight. The truth is my eating habits have been sliding for a while and the vacation just seemed to seal the deal. When I think of my meal choices and how little excercise I’ve been doing, I know I shouldn’t […]

Being Present

I’m currently reading Eckhart Tolle’s book “The Power of Now” for the second time.  Yes, for the second time!  I understand the importance of quieting that mental noise so that we can find that realm of inner stillness and peace within us.  The present moment is the key…making  the ‘Now’ the primary focus of my […]