I was chatting yesterday with a friend that I hadn’t seen in awhile. She had been on a long trip abroad with her son to help out a friend who was having some health issues. I’d followed my friend a bit on Facebook while she was gone. On her page I’d seen pictures of sandy beaches, walks in nature, ... Read More about Warning: Social Media Is a Lie. Don’t Let It Make You Crazy.
My family gave me a great gift this week. Grandma invited her son and grandsons to visit without me. I had a few teaching responsibilities, but otherwise I’ve been able to choose how to spend my time, and I’ve been spending it alone. I am an introvert. Although I am not shy, and I enjoy ... Read More about SAHMS: Use These 9 Simple Tricks When You Need a Minute Alone
When my kids were very small, I took relatively few subway journeys with them. We live in the Washington DC suburbs in a town that we often joke is about 42 minutes away by car from everywhere we’d like to go. Because the little ones could sometimes sneak a nap during the ride, and because we ... Read More about How to Safely Ride the Subway with Kids for the First Time
Wondering how to help a friend with breast cancer? Check out this advice from a survivor on what you can do to help if someone you love is diagnosed. Is it worse to be the person fighting breast cancer or the person who loves someone fighting breast cancer? Having been on both sides, I'm not so ... Read More about How to Help When Someone You Love Has Breast Cancer
So you want to run a marathon? Maybe not. Maybe you’ve got something else ‘impossible’ to do. Maybe you want to climb Kilimanjaro? Learn to speak fluent Japanese? Get in the Guinness Book of World Records for the highest jump on a pogo stick? I’m here to tell you none of it is impossible. ... Read More about 7 Secrets You Need to Do Something Impossible