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Book Giveaway: Calm, Cool, and Connected

Book Giveaway: Calm, Cool, and Connected

***This giveaway is now closed.  The winner is Kathleen K!*** A special welcome to my friends from Proverbs 31! As we take fewer selfies and put the focus on others more, we will feel calmer and happier.  I hope you will enjoy reading my latest book Calm, Cool, and...
How Would You Do on This Survey?

How Would You Do on This Survey?

I wonder how my kids would have rated me in a recent large study.  Would I have cringed at their answers? The survey was about what kids really wanted their parents to know. After surveying 6,000 children, researchers found that: 54 percent said their parents checked...
Take a Hike

Take a Hike

Need some peace away from the bad news of the day, constant emails, or trail of tweets? It could be as easy as taking a hike. Yes, it might mean planning a vacation in the great outdoors, or it might be just taking a walk around the block, or outside your office...
4 Tips to Tame Your Phone Use

4 Tips to Tame Your Phone Use

Need to feel more calm, cool, and connected? Would your kids say, “My mom (or my dad) is on the phone too much”? Here are 4 tips to taming your phone use from a news segment I did this week on San Diego 8 on the CW. You’ll find that a few simple...
A Time to Text, A Time to Talk

A Time to Text, A Time to Talk

There is a time to text, and there is a time to talk. Texting is great for “Meet you in 5.”  It’s not so great for “I have a problem with what you said to be me yesterday…” Solomon wrote the famous words in the Book of Ecclesiastes,...
Book Launch Day!

Book Launch Day!

Yippee!  YAY!  Confetti! Yahoo! It’s book launch day! Today is the day you can pick up my new book, Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life.   Most of us struggle with checking our phones too often, and connecting with our loved ones...
To Go Without a Phone?

To Go Without a Phone?

I was hoping the crack would magically fix itself. I noticed the side of my three-year-old iPhone coming apart, but the phone still worked just fine. I went on like this for weeks, but then I took my phone out of my purse and the cracks were multiplying.  Now the...
Book Launch Team Sign Up July 26-30

Book Launch Team Sign Up July 26-30

***The book launch team is now closed.  Thank you so much to everyone who signed up!!!  Don’t worry…if you missed the launch team, you can still enjoy the book, coming out on September 5th!*** Friends, it’s time to launch a new book and I’d...
Day 14 – Whatever Happens, Remain Calm

Day 14 – Whatever Happens, Remain Calm

Since I have young kids (ages 6, 4 and 1), at least once a day¸ I’m saying, “It’s okay.  Stay calm.  Mommy will fix it.” Isn’t it true that we need someone to say that to us at least once a day too? Here’s when I need to hear those words: When guests are due for...