Why Your Decision to Eat Less at the Holidays is the Wrong One

That was dumb! I can’t believe I did it again. I’d decided I wasn’t going to overeat at the holiday dinner — and I meant it! The day of the event, I was confident; this year was going to be different. I’d even noticed the cute pants in my closet and grinned to myself: Before […]

How to Make Fewer Decisions and Gain More Freedom

“No more questions! If I have to decide one more thing today, I’ll explode!” Another Mother of the Year moment. I can’t remember the question he asked, but I know it came at the end of an interminable day, which required excruciating decisions. Or maybe it capped off a humdrum day filled with no end […]

Do Easy Decisions Make You Feel Dumb? You’re Not Alone

How can this be? I’m a bright girl. I have lots to say. Some might even argue, “too much to say.” <ahem> So why can’t I decide what to write about?! I get so frustrated with myself. This should be an easy decision. 249 ideas float through my head, and my task: choose one to […]

The One Thing More Powerful Than Goal-Setting — How to Triumph in the New Year

The words taunt me: TODAY’S TOP 3: (What will make today a win for you?) Am I the only one? Or do the words in your daily planner poke at you also? Perhaps like you, I’ve read books and blog posts about setting goals. I’ve taken goal-setting classes. I’ve written SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, […]

How to Be Calm in Anxious Times

A cup of fresh-brewed coffee in hand, you open the laptop to begin your day, but as soon as you see the headline, your heart sinks. Something horrible has happened — again. Click the picture. Skim for details. It’s too early to know much. Google it, look at three more news reports. Your stomach flip-flops. The […]