Last night we piled our dinner plates high with saag paneer and butter chicken, pairing this with a rousing murder mystery. "Knives Out". Truth gleaned: Lying makes Marti puke (sorry). Better put: Lying sickens our bodies. There's empirical support for this?! Research study findings: reducing the everyday lies we tell can significantly increase our health… Continue reading The Lies we Tell Ourselves [Make us Sick]
When a client asked me how I raised two teens with ADHD as a solo parent, I waxed wordless for a moment. So not like me, right? But my initial rush of thoughts were the terrible mistakes and explosions of frustration and ill-chosen, hurtful comments my lovely daughters had to experience from me. Now why… Continue reading How I Raised Teens With ADHD: My Top 10 List
Restless? That’s me. Itchy, frustrated, a little blue halo nestled around my slightly furrowed brow…feeling pulsed by energy and thought but straight-jacketed by limited opportunity, time, or (God forbid) fear. My daily bread is to spend time each morning on the deck, surrounded by my garden, eating breakfast, and meditating on my life, in hopes… Continue reading Are You Restless? Pondering What is “Your Best Life”
Every time I go for my morning run, I see Olivia from The Biggest Loser. In my mind’s eye, of course. But there she is, running just in front of me, trimming down to a healthier frame little by little. Olivia keeps me running. And there’s the Walker in Black, the “fast-walker” in Hillsboro Village… Continue reading Identity: With Whom do You Identify?
There were just four of us sitting close around the marble coffee table, candlelight glow warming my little living room and our hopeful faces. But four souls hungry for a sense of commonality, clues to our future success, and a path to self-fulfillment make for a room full of inspiration. And that's what drew our… Continue reading 7 Ways to to Stay Inspired When You Have ADHD