Boundary pushers: why they do it and how to stop them

Well, you did it. You dug deep and identified boundaries that need to be set. You communicated those boundaries to the people that matter. You’re all set. Or so you think. Inevitably, someone in your life will object to a boundary and will push back. They refuse to acknowledge it. Or they disregard it. Or … Read more

5 Tips to Improve How You Communicate, Right Now

Communication. It’s everywhere, and in everything. Whether it’s face to face or online, we can’t avoid it. We have to communicate in order to do anything, go anywhere, be anything, get anything. It is very literally a key component of our every day lives and interactions. So then why do SO MANY of us really … Read more

The Myth of Balance

What a couple of weeks it’s been. Two weeks ago I had intended to write a post about balance. I’ve decided to try having a theme every week on my blog and Instagram, and balance fits nicely into the theme of “struggle”. But then my Wee Bear started into Leap 7 and began teething. Then … Read more

Who will brave the cold for you?

Yesterday, on the last day of 2016, we attended the funeral of a family friend and member of our community who was courageous, kind, had a ton of sass, and who always reminded us that laughter is the key to surviving hardship. Laughter, and love. Many, many people gathered to say goodbye, despite the biting … Read more