Perfume Delusions 2008, A Mad Story

Dear Daughters, I thought you’d get a kick out of this 70’s commercial inspired piece I wrote some years back when our house was full, chaotic, and I was still the primary cook (I use this term loosely), working outside the house, mothering, and housekeeping. At the end of my rope one evening, I creptContinue reading “Perfume Delusions 2008, A Mad Story”

A Happiness Chemicals Chart

Dear Daughters, I saw this amazing chart on Facebook yesterday. I don’t know who created it but it’s a great visual reminder that we possess Feel Good Powers. Feel Good Powers that we just need to activate. Imagine if you did these activities EVERY SINGLE DAY? Mama Mia! I bet you’d be happy singing, dancing,Continue reading “A Happiness Chemicals Chart”

How Women Think: Six Things Men Should Understand About Women

Dear Daughters, Here is a follow up the How Men Think post. Before I get started, know that I love, respect, and admire the male species. However, it’s been my experience that those men closest to us could benefit from a little help to better understand how we women think.  Ta-da! Introducing a short listContinue reading “How Women Think: Six Things Men Should Understand About Women”

Thank You For Your Outrage, Now Do One Thing

Dear Daughters, Here’s a speak-out and stand-up list of things you can do to create and contribute to positive change. Just do one thing! An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching. Mahatma Gandhi You must be the change you wish to see in the world. MAHATMA GANDHI Thank you for speakingContinue reading “Thank You For Your Outrage, Now Do One Thing”

Dear Mom, Here are 8 reasons I’m so grateful for you

Unconditional Love. I’ve always felt loved by you every single day of my life. That, no matter the size, nature, or number of stumbles I’ve made, you love me. Loving me without conditions and judgement is the greatest gift you’ve given me. Thank you, I love you. Telling me I’ll feel better after I shower.Continue reading “Dear Mom, Here are 8 reasons I’m so grateful for you”

Beware: These 5 Fears Will Kill Your Mind

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there willContinue reading “Beware: These 5 Fears Will Kill Your Mind”


Dear Daughters, Life can be extremely stressful. For instance, like right now, during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Sometimes you might feel like you can’t remember NOT being stressed. When exhausted, pissed-off, anxious, and binge-eating is your everyday normal. When you can’t recall the last time you laughed your butt off because you’ve lost your sense ofContinue reading “HOW WILD LAUGHTER EXERCISES CAN KICK YOUR STRESS TO THE CURB”

Create a Storyboard of Who You Want To Be

The challenge of life, I have found, is to build a resume that doesn’t simply tell a story about what you want to be, but it’s a story about who you want to be. Oprah Winfrey Dear Daughters, Who do you want to be? Not what, but who? This is the most important question youContinue reading “Create a Storyboard of Who You Want To Be”