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BEING JUDGMENT FREE, PART II

 
In my newsletter last month I included an article,  “A Day Without Judgment,” in which I described how living “judgment-free” could enrich your life as well as the lives of those around you. In the article, I challenged you to take one day and not judge yourself or others. Due to the positive feedback …

WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT LOYALTY FROM THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

 
Who Dat! Who Dat say they gonna beat them Saints?
Although this cheer may sound completely ridiculous to those who are not indoctrinated in the world of football, it is an exciting and welcoming greeting to fans of the New Orleans Saints. Not long ago, I had finished my grocery shopping on a wet and …

A DAY OF NO JUDGMENT

There are Biblical Judgment days, a movie Judgment Day, and even songs entitled Judgment Day. I’m curious, why has no one talked about a No Judgment Day? Is it possible that no one can envision such a 24 hour time period? Would no judgment be considered to be boring or non-eventful?

First of all, what …

Hurricane Harvey and Level 4 Energy

I walk out into my yard and the stale, nauseating odor of mold, bayou water, and rot fill my senses. I look around at the normally well-groomed yards of my neighbors and see huge piles of wet carpet, pieces of cabinets, and numerous wet personal items arranged in neat heaps on the lawns. At …

SCHOOL DAZE

Here we are: the middle of August, the end of summer, and the beginning of a new school year.  The latter evokes different emotions for different people—excitement, anxiety, dread, optimism. These emotions will fluctuate each month, both in parents, and students. Roller coaster emotions are natural as our children begin a new chapter in …

FEEL THE SUCCESS!

Over the past three years, Abby* worked with a trainer, a nutritionist, and therapist with the hopes of losing weight, maintaining an exercise program, and dealing with self esteem issues. Despite her best efforts, Abby had not accomplished any of her goals. She felt like a failure, was depressed, and had little energy…

A Good Fit: COLLEGE SELECTION EDITION

A.Good.Fit. What does that mean? A swim suit should be a good fit. Jeans definitely need to be a good fit, but as a mother of a college sophomore and a HS junior, I immediately think of colleges when I hear “a good fit.” What does “a good fit” in a college mean? Is …