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Need an Internal Warm-Up? Here Comes Winnie-the-Pooh

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
It’s time to warm up with a little Winnie the Pooh! Some months back, Winnie the Pooh decided to “follow” me on Twitter. 🙂 Oh Happy Day. 🙂 I loved Winnie the Pooh as a kid. I loved him when…

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Why You Need to Be Ready to Forgive

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
What a nice surprise from Inspire Me Today…they opted to re-post my article on forgiveness…and if you feel so inclined, click on their link and share it with your FB/Twitter/LinkedIn/Pinterest friends and family. 🙂 We are mistake-makers. It is part…

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Just Show Up Because It Matters

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
It takes wisdom to have a good family, and it takes understanding to make it strong. Proverbs 24:3 Max Lucado shares some insight on the importance of simply showing up. It matters more than we might think. Do you believe…

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Sitting Down to Work (and other unlikely health risks)

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
If you’re like me, you appreciate all the advances in technology that can make your work (and life) easier. I remember way back when I spent a boatload of money on large envelopes, white stock paper, paper clips, and postage…

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Can You Hear What I’m Trying to Say?

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
I’ve written on this topic before…but recent events (conversations…?) have convinced me I still need to work on this skill a whole lot more. 😉 According to author Stephen Covey in his title, “The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness”…

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Rereading for Fresh Revelation

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
Sometimes I pick up a book and realize midway through that I’ve already read it…ever done that? I’ll see a quote from a particular author or read a phrase and my interest is piqued so I’ll either buy the book,…

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Hospital (ity) – A Home for Strangers

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
One of the best places to share a meal with a friend is the nationalized chain, Panera Bread. Where else can you order a crusty roll with soup; salad in a variety of delicious versions; or a sandwich on fresh-baked…