FREE workshops

 

Feeding Picky Eaters
Wednesday, May 9, 9:45-11:00am in Parsippany, NJ
Are you tired of fighting over mealtime with your kids? The struggle is real. But it doesn't have to be! Ready to stop feeling bad about trying to feed them good food? Join me for a free interactive workshop, and leave with four sanity-saving strategies to start making eating together more peaceful. Reserve your spot!

5 Ways to Put Yourself Back On the Front Burner!
Wednesday, May 23, 9:45-11:00am in Parsippany, NJ
Are you spending so much time taking care of your kids, partner, career, or parents that you've got no energy left for yourself? Feeling burned out, and wondering "when is it my turn?" When everything and everyone else becomes your priority, it can be hard to find time for you. Make yourself a priority and join us at this free community workshop. Learn how putting yourself back on the front burner will help you show up with more energy and love for you and the people who matter most in your life. Reserve your spot!

Say NO Without Guilt
Wednesday, June 6, 9:45-11:00am in Parsippany, NJ
How many times have you said yes, while inside you're silently shouting "NO!" When you feel guilty and say yes to baking the fancy cupcakes for a school event, organizing the office party, running the team fundraiser...you're actually saying "no" to you. That's when frustration and resentment can build. Learn how to say no, so that you can have more time to say "YES!" to the things that matter most! Reserve your spot!

Valuable videos

A Woman Over 50 is Connie Schultz’s powerful and inspiring wake up call to women of any age. Don’t wait for the invitation. Don’t listen to “the voice of no.” Invite that gremlin who’s telling you “no” to sit with you. Quietly. While you do it anyway, because you have what it takes.

Leslie Morgan Steiner's Ted Talk is her first-person account of marrying the man she loved. Gaslighting, abuse alternating with minimizing, isolation, power and control can make it confusing and difficult to leave. She did, and her story is an inspiration. Watch the powerful Ted Talk. More info? See 31 Days of Hope for tips, resources and inspiration.

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have. Read my thoughts on the blog, as well!

What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.

 

Wondering how to get back into the workforce after taking a break in your career?

More than 29 million people in this country have diabetes, including over 8 million who have not been diagnosed, according to the CDC. 95% of diagnosed cases are type 2. It doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Lifestyle changes go a long way to helping this very serious health condition.

 

Living with passion is the key to living at any age. 71-year old Isabelle Allende’s How To Live Passionately No Matter Your Age will inspire anyone at any age to live passionately.

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions -- motion, speech, self-awareness -- shut down one by one. An astonishing story.


Books I love

HAPPY, HEALTHY AND WHOLE

Paleo Nom Nom - Michelle Tam, Harry Fong

Against All Grain - Danielle Walker

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause - Izabella Wentz

 

PARENTING WITH LOVE AND PURPOSE

Mean Moms Rule: Why Doing the Hard Stuff Now Creates Good Kids Later - Denise Schipani

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts - Gary D. Chapman

 

HAPPY LIVING, HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

The Happiness Project - Gretchen Rubin

Forgive for Love - Dr. Fred Luskin


Helpful links

Love is Respect
National resource for youth dating and relationship safety with lots of resources. Learn about red flags, healthy and unhealthy relationships, and the resources available.  


Informative radio interview

FEATURED EXPERT, GUEST

Catch my conversation with Jennifer Sparks from Swifkicklife.com where we talk about Moving Through Transitions. We also touch on boundaries, saying no, helicopter parenting, and domestic violence. A great show packed with lots of information!