Published Posts; Self-Help

Parenting Styles: The Ultimate 2020 Guide to Raise Successful Kids (Take The Parenting Style Quiz)

“Oh my gosh! I can’t believe she is letting him get away with this.” These are my thoughts as I am viewing a 3–4 year old in the checkout line of my local drug store pleading and begging with his Mom to buy him a particular Candy Bar because it appears he will DIE if he doesn’t get it. And the more she tries to ignore his demands, the more out-of-control this child becomes by laying on the floor and crying uncontrollably. You can just feel the embarrassment the Mom is experiencing by seeing h

“There’s Got To Be Something Better Than In The Middle”

What’s So Wrong About Being Mediocre? Do you remember the popular song “One Headlight” by the Wallflowers? Dang, that song has been playing in my head over and over. And it’s this one particular lyric, “There’s got to be something better than in the middle” that is DRIVING ME CRAZY! What is it about needing to GO BIG or GO HOME that stops us from ever attempting to be comfortable and satisfied with playing life down the middle? We are taught to believe that the “Middle” is boring and that it

Being Mediocre 101: What A Life Well Lived In 2020 Means

Little did I know that the protocol to self-quarantine at the onset of the pandemic would teach me about the beauty of being mediocre. Can YOU remember where you were and what you were feeling when you first heard the news? For me, I experienced pure Shock and Disbelief, and then WHY, WHY, WHY??? I went straight to “HOW AM I GOING TO PAY THE BILLS IF I CAN’T GO TO WORK?” Flash forward two years and you will find me cooking dinner most nights, going for daily long walks with my dog, doing phone c