DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS

The word Troll has had many meanings over the years. Where I grew up in Michigan, those in the Upper Peninsula called those who lived under the Mackinac Bridge (Lower Peninsula), Trolls. To Troll downtown, meant to “check it out.” Trolling is also a method of fishing. Do you remember the Troll dolls? I have […]


You Can Ring My Bell…Or Not

A Kroger  opened in our neighborhood. You’ve gotta love that new store smell and the fresh and perky employee attitudes. This store is awesome! It has a Sushi Bar, a Starbucks and, the Express Lanes have a sign that states, “About 15 items.” Sweet! The pressure is off. As usual, we are out of milk, […]


BUSY is a Four Letter Word

Is your life rocketing by? People often say (when I say ‘people,’ I mean me), “Where is time going?!?” Who the heck knows? Every time I turn around I get a “due for a dental visit” postcard. Wasn’t I just there last month? Six months seem to pass like six weeks. Are you with me […]


LET IT GO [not just a catchy movie tune!]

Oh, how I wish I could belt out a tune like Idina Menzel in Disney’s Frozen. Well, I can belt it out, but the dogs in the neighborhood howl wildly. No worries. I don’t let my lack of singing skills stop me with this song. It is just too perfect. Let It Go. Many of […]


Do You Need Some ‘Conscious Uncoupling’?

You may have heard this term recently regarding the break-up of a certain celeb couple. Ahhh, the joy of semantics. My eye roll also got me thinking about the end of relationships — both personally and professionally. Maybe we could all use more Conscious Uncoupling in our lives. Is it a bad thing? Sad thing? […]


Stop Freeze Freak Out: Top 10 Cabin Fever Chill Chasers

You are stuck at home. It’s cold. It’s staying cold. You have cabin fever and the polar vortex is giving you a complex. What to do? Here are the Top 10 ways to keep your spirits high when the temps are low. Ready, Set… 1. Open that Box. Get a gift that you have yet […]


Who Made Downtime a Crime?

We are a week into the New Year. Are you rocking those resolutions? Yes? Good for you. No? Join the club. This is not another blog about how to achieve your goals. This is rare to hear from a motivational speaker, I know. Rather, this blog is about  freedom, balance and less pressure. Here’s the […]


Done is Better Than Perfect

As the holiday crunch rolls on, I am in full panic mode. Cards to create, teacher gifts still to buy, long distance gifts awaiting shipment, monthly pictures for our family calendars yet to be selected, and every night I sit bolt upright at 1AM, because I’ve forgotten to move the frickin’ Elf on a Shelf. […]


When NO PROBLEM is a Problem

The waiter screwed up our order. I tell him that it is okay, and he responds with, “No problem.” Ummm…it actually was a problem. Have you ever walked out of a store and said thank you and gotten the, “No problem” response? Did I miss a problem? When did everyone born after 1985 decide that […]


Procrastinate Later

As I look around my office, I see the land of unfinished projects: kid’s artwork meant for scrapbooks, client files stationed on my desk to remind me to send a special thank you note, info from conferences waiting for action, and randomness that needs to be filed (but should be tossed instead).  Do you live […]