When You Have Nothing Left to Give…Fight!

Death is a choice. Really, it is. You may not get to choose some particulars: how it happens or where. But sometimes you do get to choose.  When my time came, when the moment that would shift the balance in my life presented itself I made the only choice I could: don't die. Not live … Continue reading When You Have Nothing Left to Give…Fight!

How To Raise Siblings that Actually Like Each Other

Today, I want to tackle a question that I get asked often: how do you get your kids to like each other so much? When I was first asked this question, I did what any parent in my position would: I hemmed, stammered, stuttered and then laughed uneasily. The more people pressed me for my … Continue reading How To Raise Siblings that Actually Like Each Other

My Teen Daughter’s a Bully and I’m Okay With That

...and suddenly you realize words like days from hell aren’t that farfetched…at all. In fact, you almost believe you coined the phrase. The last 2 days have been hell; not that I’ve ever been and can now recount it like yesterday’s dinner menu (which incidentally was homemade garlic/savory hummus, warm Taandori naan, coconut jasmine rice and turmeric … Continue reading My Teen Daughter’s a Bully and I’m Okay With That

Bartender, One Shot of Motivation on the Rocks and Make It a Double Fool!

Emotional wholeness and freedom is tied directly to my willingness to take an active part in my own healing. I’m a motivator. I didn’t major in motivational speech in college. I don’t have any special training or certificates. Motivating others is just something I do. And I’m surprisingly good at it. There’s something earth-shattering about … Continue reading Bartender, One Shot of Motivation on the Rocks and Make It a Double Fool!

That Time I Shipped My Kids Off to a Foreign Country and Partied Like A Rock Star!

It's been a while. Too long of a while. For that, I'd like you to join me in thanking and applauding the following: Fearlessness. I eventually got off my back side, quit dreaming about doing stuff and actually started doing stuff. Out of that came Selena's Write, Mane-N-Curl and a host of other goodies, I've … Continue reading That Time I Shipped My Kids Off to a Foreign Country and Partied Like A Rock Star!