• Becoming Your Best,  Self-care

    Body image

    I’ll bet you see it daily like I do. Those women who fit into the smallest of outfits gracing our television commercials and print media at the checkout lanes with headlines like “Get Your Body Beach Ready.”  Those magazine headlines that draw you in as you stand in the checkout line at the grocery or department stores: headlines that tell you “Diet Just 5 Days to Drop 25 Pounds” (First for Women) (25 pounds in 5 days is considered by many as unhealthy.) “The Vitamin that Turns Flab Into Firm: Lose 43 Pounds This Month” (Note: If I remember my science correctly, firm is muscle but flab is fat, and…

  • Becoming Your Best

    Are You Ready to Forge Ahead in Life?

    As the school year has been winding down and this year’s seniors graduate, I’ve seen more and more social media posts that ask one of two questions. “If you could relive your high school years, would you?” OR “If you…

  • Happiness is a warm puppy.
    Becoming Your Best,  Happiness

    Happiness is . . .

    In junior high school and high school, my walls were adorned with Snoopy posters identifying what “Happiness is. . . ” and Peanuts Gang books filled my shelves. The messages in this book focused on happiness and what happiness was.…

  • Relationships

    Do You Let People In Your Life Be Who They Are?

    In the afternoon, “court” television fills my living room with shows like Divorce Court and Paternity Court. I’m always amazed at the number of people whose major complaint with their spouse or partner is that the person they fell in…