Letters To Girls Who Dream of Flying FB

Author Interview I had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Shona Bramble, author of Letters to Girls Who Dream of Flying. I am certain you will be inspired by this author interview and will absolutely love her book. Shona, thank you so for taking the time to answer a few questions for my blog readers over at www.allthingsrelax.com and congratulations on publishing such an inspiring book, Letters to Girls Who Dream of Flying. So, let’s dive (or should I say lift… Read more »

Hack Alert: Safe Guard Your 401(k) Funds

This is a ‘quick and dirty’ post, as in slapping this on my site as fast as my fingers can type warning. Although my niche is not financial planning or frugal spending or anything remotely financial, I am compelled to share a dire warning. Cyber attack. A malevolent entity or human being hacked into my childhood friend’s 401(k) account today. She is a hard-working professional who juggles work and family. Imagine working your buns off and squirreling away a nest… Read more »

Today started with a vivid dream. I don’t usually remember my dreams, thanks to my sleep apnea! I won’t go into details today {future post!}, but it was a powerful dream. Today started out as a typical working mom’s juggling act: caring for a sick child, arriving late to work, and shopping for a new real estate agent. Sadly, I’m not kidding about the third item…. After a long day of mental gymnastics, I came home to the most precious… Read more »

The Well Ordered Kitchen Planner

Taming Chaos in the Kitchen The Well-Ordered Kitchen Planner could not come at a better time of year–’tis the season for spring cleaning. My kitchen and pantry could use a serious overhaul. Our pantry is still the dumping ground for random ‘things’ without a ‘home.’ Half empty paint cans, two crock pots, and a million dollars. Ok, maybe not…. Pulling my hair out trying to decide what to eat for dinner is a common occurrence in our household. Almost daily… Read more »

Raising independent children

Save Fragile. Eggs. Pushed out of the feathered nest. As a child, I was expected to work hard with an end goal of self-sufficiency. Independent. I have the same expectation for my teen-aged children. As a mom, I am amazed at how adeptly my now 13- and 17-year old boys have embraced any speck of freedom and independence. Oh, I started them out young, for sure! Traveling Solo Unaccompanied minor flights to visit grandparents in Florida, France, and Fiji. Ok,… Read more »

Guest post by Pamela Moffatt: Now and Zen I Breathe Peace. On finding inner peace in the middle of chaos.

Guest blogger Pamela Moffatt reflects on finding inner peace through meditation. “Peace: It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart,” wrote one of my favorite authors, Unknown. Someone unknown, like me, thought about peace while their toddler screamed in the checkout line? Or when the Social Security officer they had waited hours to see… Read more »

I don’t know about you, but this has been a rough winter filled with procrastination. Just getting out of bed in the morning feels like an Olympic sport. The struggle to fight inertia is real! Opened boxes strewn across the basement floor. Four months after moving, we still have boxes and boxes of ‘stuff’ that haven’t been unpacked yet. Every time I walk by those boxes, the contents are screaming for my attention. Even more frustrating is the scope creep… Read more »

All-Natural Shamrock Shake

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Save Shake your shamrock or shamrock shake? Apparently, my kids report that the ‘big’ thing in our small town is going to McDonald’s for a shamrock shake. Did you know that a large shamrock shake from Mickey D’s, packs in 820 of not so healthy calories? You’ll shake more than just your shamrock if you or your kids drink one today! Looking an all-natural shamrock shake?   If you opt to forgo the fast food shamrock… Read more »

The Art of Relaxation

Are you a recovering Type A personality (like myself) perpetually in search of zen? If so, you might consider aromatherapy. Two years ago, I realized my health was in jeopardy when my family doctor gave me an Rx for what he characterized as ‘anxiety attacks.’ Just the thought of taking prescription drugs to manage my stress was stressing me out!! Taxing Work (Pun Intended) After a taxing day at work (oh, the irony….I worked for Bloomberg BNA’s International Tax unit),… Read more »

**Update: March 3rd was the last day to enroll in Elite Blog Academy–you may still sign up for the waiting list for next year!!** A year ago today, I had no idea how much my life was about to change. I felt completely stuck and uninspired. I knew there had to be a better way, but I had no idea how to find it.  And then I discovered Elite Blog Academy. It seemed like the perfect solution to my problem,… Read more »