Benefits of Practicing Daily Gratitude

We’re already a month into the new year. Hard to believe how fast time flew by this month. Resolutions were made and broken within the first few weeks of the year. One poll suggested that 80% of the people who set a resolution failed by February. Yikes! Don’t despair if the resolution didn’t work outContinue reading “Benefits of Practicing Daily Gratitude”

Kids, Bikes and Adaptive Play

For moms like me, watching that moment is inspiring and also bitter-sweet. It’s hard for me to imagine our girl taking off on her own two-wheeled bike. She has balance and coordination challenges along with other conditions and intellectual disability. She tries very hard to ride her bike and she really just wants to joinContinue reading “Kids, Bikes and Adaptive Play”

Book Review: Live Happy

It’s not often I come across a book I want to read a few times over. Live Happy: Ten Practices for Choosing Joy is one of those books. I read it three times so far! Live Happy combines the science of happiness and ways you can create joy each and every day. From an attitudeContinue reading “Book Review: Live Happy”

A Mom’s Journey into Inclusive Play, Advocacy and Partnership

Advocacy has many meanings. When I think of that word, I imagine protests in the streets to build awareness or a fight to right a wrong with a certain issue. It’s a way we rise up to support people who are underserved. It’s how we support a cause to achieve a common goal for theContinue reading “A Mom’s Journey into Inclusive Play, Advocacy and Partnership”

Planning a Petting Zoo Birthday Party for Special Needs Kids

Birthday party invitations are few and far between when you have child with disabilities. My daughter who is part of the SPED program at school has been invited to two birthday parties in the last 8 years. My son who is able-bodied and has a group of buddies he hangs with will get invited toContinue reading “Planning a Petting Zoo Birthday Party for Special Needs Kids”

Book Review: Strengths Finder 2.0

Do you know your strengths? It’s likely you’re not able to use them every day while at the office or home. So many of us move through life without truly tapping into our talents and strengths. Strengths Finder has been around for many years. The first version came out in 2001 and my husband introducedContinue reading “Book Review: Strengths Finder 2.0”

30 Days of Teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and September 1 marks the start to 30 days of teal. The month will include gatherings, celebrations and fundraisers across the nation. It’s a reminder to educate ourselves and be diligent with our health. Ovarian Cancer whispers during the early stages so it’s important to listen to the subtleContinue reading “30 Days of Teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness”

5 Ways to Live Your Dreams without the Fluff

Are you a dreamer, but already grown up? I remember being a kid and dreaming about becoming a championship horseback rider. I also wanted to ride skateboards for a living. I could do a mean 180 back in the day. I was a fearless dreamer. I also became one of those young adults who didn’tContinue reading “5 Ways to Live Your Dreams without the Fluff”

A Week Without Facebook

Facebook. Some people love it and others hate it. As a marketer, I find the amount of information collected about each user fascinating. As a user, it seems really creepy. We still use it though and many are addicted to it. Viewing Facebook is such a habit that many don’t realize how often they do it. The constantContinue reading “A Week Without Facebook”