Honest Communication

Understanding ourselves is a lifelong pursuit. Like a salmon swimming upstream, in this pursuit there are both placid pools, swift currents to swim against, and

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Bah Humbug

“If I could work my will, every IDIOT who goes about with Merry Christmas on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and

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By Design: The Teen Years

“And these children that you spit on.As they try to change their worlds.Are immune to your consultations.They’re quite aware of what they’re going through.” David

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In a nutshell

“What was it about parenting teens that drew us to create this place and thing called Plan P?” A parent asked I was at a

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Focus on Focus

“You can focus on things that are barriers or you can focus on scaling the wall or redefining the problem.” Tim Cook Focus. Focus. Focus.

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Sense of Self

“When your sense of yourself is strong and you feel centered, other’s stuff is just that; their stuff.”  Shannon Petrovich Reading Shannon Petrovich’s new book

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Leaps of Faith

“Being lost in being lost is my faith.” Rumi I was raised in a very secular home. My parents were raised in different religious faiths.

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Wanna Fly?

“Wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” Toni Morrison Tweet There is so much shit that weighs us down.

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Are You Toned?

“If writers wrote as carelessly as some people talk, then adhasdh asdglaseuyt[bn[ pasdlgkhasdfasdf.”― Lemony Snicket Can we just say, communication is HARD!   The other day Quinn

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1-2 Minute Meditation

“Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.” Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati This is basically my meditation version of a quick and easy recipe. My journey

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What do I see ?

“When you reach that elite level, 90% is mental and 10% is physical. You are competing against yourself.” Dick Fosbury Athletes will tell you that

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How to Handle a Crisis.

“Close scrutiny will show that most ‘crisis situations’ are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are.” Maxwell Maltz I love this reminder. First

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How to Make a Plan

“Someone’s sitting in the shade right now because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” -Warren Buffet We are firm believers in having a

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A is for Aware

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.” ― Helen Keller I spent a good portion

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What IS reality?!?

Do you find yourself wondering some days: Am I nuts? Am I over reacting? Am I not being caring/strict/compassionate/etc. enough? Oh mama, we so hear

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