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Got Happy?

There is a great song playing on the radio, Happy from Pharrell Williams. I love it! The tune makes me happy and for that reason it has been on repeat for the last week and it’s now my ringtone. It has also had me thinking a lot (more) about happiness. Not surprisingly when I was talk
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What is the best book you read this year?

Let’s share our best reads here. Here is my list for 2013. The Five Love Languages– by Gary D Chapman LOVED IT!  I have been hearing about this book for years. It’s remarkable and has a test at the back for you and your partner. A little religious at the end—heads up—but very he
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Three Steps To Abolish The Mother Of All Guilt

The “mother of all guilt” is the guilt we feel for using daycare or other childcare. “Guilt may act as a temporary motivator for a woman to change some part of her life; however, it is mostly draining, damaging and destructive.” Woman’s Health  I am not sure how or why it happened, bu
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Take the 5 Minute Guilt Quiz

Guilt is the go-to emotion for most moms. Moms feel guilty at work when they are away from their children. They feel guilty when they are away from work, spending time with their kids.They feel guilty for not earning enough or earning more than someone else, for working too much,for n
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How to know when you are being judged… not supported

Have you ever felt bad about yourself after having a relatively “normal” conversation about your kids with someone? You may feel bad because the question they just asked you was really an opinion disguised as an innocent question or statement. Here are a few of the common questions pe
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How to get off of the Guilt-O-Whirl

Mother-guilt may be the most universal element of our culture. In doing research for my book over the past 15 years I found all kinds of moms with all kinds of perspectives. But the one thing that was universal with every single kind of mom was GUILT. As you can see from the diagram,
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20 Seconds a Day to Change Your Brain – And Possibly Your Life

For my clients, I recommend a quick series of affirmations simply used to combat the deluge of bad news that sneaks into life daily and I have been using them myself for years. Daily affirmations get a bad rap often because they are used incorrectly and because they can seem a little
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Three Great Reasons for Moms to be Inspired by the Twilight Trilogy

If you were one of the fans of Twilight, then you would likely have been stereotyped into one of two categories of fans. The first is a Twihard. The Urban Dictionary (which I find to be hilarious) defines a Twihard as:  “Stupid obsessive people (mostly teenage girls) who are 
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Name That STRESS! + Podcast

When stress hits, our first impulse is to try to shove it aside, ignore it or rationalize to ourselves that we should not be feeling it. Trying not to feel stress actually makes it worse. If you want stress to go away fast—name it. That’s right—Name that STRESS!  We are complex beings
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