Showing posts from November, 2014

Where is your Happy Place?

  Bad news gets sensationalized. It is emotional so it pull at us, get reactions out of us. However, bad news is not the common thread of life. It is the small things that happen everyday. It is the ordinary, everyday things that we take for granted. Those things are what makes up a full life. The simple act of walking my child to school, making dinner, caring for the ones we love, laughing on the phone with a good friend and helping a family member out even when we may not feel like it are all things that make life full. These are the things that matter. These are the things that are important. These are the things that connect us and fulfill us and if we are aware, if we pay attention make us happy.  On the eve of giving thanks, let's not forget the joys of the simple, ordinary things.

Ferguson Mike Brown Decision

The Grand Jury ruled against indictment on the Mike Brwon Ferguson shooting case. Officer Wilson will not be heald accountable for his actions. It is unfortunate but not unexpected. Just as the subsequent looting and violence, by a few (have to stress that), in reaction is not surprising. Both situations are dissapointing though. This case is not about one kid, one situation. It is about taking a stance for all of them and thus moving in the right direction. Unfortunately, now there is no direction as evidenced by the looting and rioting which is a baser response to the negative emotions that come from the decision. However, what I find to be the real dissapointment is the reaction by the mainstream.  The media seem to revel in the opportunity to display the short sighted, emotional and reactionary behavior (not that I condone the behavior). It is like they are saying see how these people are. What do you expect! The responses are no better. People have said, "no won

Casting Stones

No one wants to be judged; however, some loving direction and advice can serve a long way. When we, fallible people ourselves,  pass judgement on others it may make them feel small while superficially elevating our own selves. Teach in love. Advise in love. Direct in love. Guide in love. Healthy and fruitful communication depends,  in a large part, on the delivery of the message. Let's not forget to come from a place of love. Love goes further.

Where My Love Goes

I have two little ones, my son and my daughter.  They are my everything. Yet, they frustrate me to no end. Sometimes they make me so crazy that I just don't know what I'm going to do with them. Then there are those moments when they are doing something silly or making me laugh that I stop and look at them and realize that all the love I have in me is nestled in them. My children frustrate me and worry me and stress me out because I love them so much, because I want what's best for them. All of the excess love that I have in me is alive in them. In those fleeting moments in which the love in my heart swells for them I realized that it is all worth it. That is where my love goes.

Create Your Dreams

  I have dreams. You have dreams. They are out there swirling around. Lately,  I have felt haunted by them. They lurk around in the daily task of life, the humdrum of the hamster wheel. They remind me that I am not living to my full potential. We have to go for our dreams and make plans with measurable steps to reach them. Let's move forward and make our dreams reality together. Most importantly,  let's support one another in doing so!     

Fergie is Back with L.A. Love

Fergie is back and I am loving L.A. Love. I'm about cool, laid back music that I can bop my head and groove to. I had her last album and enjoyed her vibe. Her and Gwen Stefani are making me pop music giddy right now. Fergie "LA Love"

Gwen Stefani is Back with Baby Don't Lie

I was excited when Gwen Stefani was made part of The Voice cast. Unfortunately, I have not had an opportunity to watch the show this season so I have missed out. However, I am even more excited that she has a new single out and I am loving it. Between her and Fergie being back, I am in White-girl-pop heaven. I probably like them more because they still have that old school vibe going on. Love this new joint. Gwen Stefani "Baby Don't Lie"

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Difficult Child Behavior: 4 Tools to Help You Stay Calm

Every single day, I have an issue with my daughter. She is headstrong, stubborn,  and over-the-top emtional. Staying calm when dealing with her is a challange indeed. I have to start reading more areticles like this and hope the advice stick, for both our sakes. This is a particularly good one that touches on almost exactly how I feel when dealing with her. 4 Tools to Help You Stay Calm with Your Difficult Child by Debbie Pincus MS LMHC What’s one of the keys to avoiding constant fights with your child? Believe it or not, it’s the same skill that will help you through any crisis situation—your ability to remain calm. When your child is upset, anxious or angry, keeping your cool is half the battle. It’s a way for you to put out the fire by throwing water on the flames, rather than fan it by adding more fuel from your own emotional tank. Click link below to continue article Difficult Child Behavior: 4 Tools to Help You Stay Calm