Blog Posts For: Family

Confidence Kicker: Thank someone for making your life easier

Confidence Kickers – quick & easy ways to boost your own & other people’s confidence. Thank someone for making your life easier. From a young age, we are conditioned to say thank you.  Some...

Even my dog has FOMO

Yup – that’s my devil of a rescue dog, Georgie. He’s adorable, quirky and typical canine male. Our walks are really an endless series of starts and stops as he sniffs and marks every leaf, hydrant or other ...

Confidence Kicker: Look lovingly into the eyes of someone you care about and tell them that they truly matter.

Confidence Kickers – quick & easy ways to boost your own & other people’s confidence. Look lovingly into the eyes of someone you care about and tell them that they truly matter. We get so ca...

Teen Confidence Study

As a parent of 2 teens myself, I know how hard it is to raise confident kids. Therefore, I’m so thrilled to share this landmark research with you.  Our sister organization, American Confidence Institute (A...

Could Doesn’t Mean Should

My mom use to say, “remove should for your vocabulary”. It was her way of telling us girls to just do it – stop procrastinating and stop fantasizing without applied action. She was well intended but perhaps...

I want to Diss-card Mother’s Day!

I learned my lesson.  I was late one year sending my card to my mother in time for Mother’s Day.  I don’t even think Fed-Ex’ing Brad Pitt’s naked wrapped inside a giant box would have fixed the...

My Own Silver Lining Playbook

I never want to be called a Pollyanna.  I don’t even really like the moniker ‘optimist’.  It all sounds fake and nauseatingly peppy to me.  I’m a New Englander and New Yorker so I naturally gravitate t...

Dying to Live Proactively

I once posted a Tweet recently from an anonymous source that read: “Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.” The tweet itself is kind of sad implying we get thrill...

Yes, I’m bitching about bitching!

Bet you know someone who is perpetually bitching about something:  their lack of money, their husband, their life, or even about you and something you do, did or didn’t do…or just maybe you are doing t...

You actually can have it all?

Of course, it depends on what you define as all. Does all means “all your marbles”? All the duckets? All the power? Or does all mean you have what you need to be happy? Most any person is going to say this ...