A GUIDE FOR SOON-TO-BE OR NEW DADS ON FATHER’S DAY - Borrowing From Unofficial Parenting Playbooks

A GUIDE FOR SOON-TO-BE OR NEW DADS ON FATHER’S DAY - Borrowing From Unofficial Parenting Playbooks

If you were to steal a few tactics from your father’s parenting playbook (or your brother’s, uncle’s or grandfather’s), the ones most worthy of passing on to the next generation of dads, which would you choose? Inspired by the soon-to-be dads in my family, my Father’s Day post highlights 16 suggestions, relevant to the real demands of fatherhood, taken directly from the dads in my life. The suggestions encompass fathering through play and through loss, parenting learning differences, giftedness, or life threatening food allergies, partnering during the journey, prioritizing family, and being present through pain, elation and everything in between. Click through to read more!

Photo Credit: Photo by Liane Metzler

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Ever Changing Valentine’s Day Rituals

Ever Changing Valentine’s Day Rituals

Valentine’s Day has changed significantly since its origins in early ancient Roman fertility rituals. Here’s a look at the transition to its modern day celebration, how it grows to reflect our ever changing culture, and a thought or two on directions for its future.

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New Year's Resolutions... How to Keep Them!

New Year's Resolutions... How to Keep Them!

The New Year inspires beginnings and resolutions. I love the energy and motivation that come with moving towards growth, health and wisdom. Research shows that you are 10 times more likely to achieve your goals if you are explicit in setting resolutions, but also warns that most resolutions don’t lead to desired outcomes. It seems that only 8 to 20 percent of those who set resolutions achieve them. How can you then beat those daunting statistics and be the one who attains your goals?

Set realistic and practical goals and operationalize them- be specific in the behavior that makes them happen! Know and remind yourself frequently why your resolution is important to you. Most importantly get organized, be accountable and find inspiration! To stay organized and on task, use apps, daytimers, project planners or other organizational tools to help you step by step plan for your goals. Consider hiring a coach (me!), join a support group, or buddy up with friends to both lift each other up and or to hold each other accountable. Lastly, heed Voltaire’s famous quote, “Le mieux est l’ennemi du bien,” which roughly tells us to not let perfection stand in the way of good.  

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Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my blog!

I believe in the power of support, education, inspiration and empowerment to help us push through life's challenges! I have dedicated my professional life to empowering people in personal and professional endeavors to navigate the hard stuff. Here you will find stories to remind you that you are not alone and to inspire you to live, work, love and play passionately and empowered despite life’s challenges.

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