How to Stand For Love

Are you wondering HOW to stand for love? What to do in the face of discrimination and ignorance?

It seems we’re into some turbulence on the journey of human evolution, and the understanding that we are One Human Family, and the knowing that all living beings—the planet included—are interconnected.

So what we can do to help love win? Here are some ideas:

-       Make…

The only thing I'll say about the election

So you’re voting, of course. The election is really important. Your vote—your voice—matters. But just as important—and perhaps even more so—is what you’re voting for every day.

Countless times a day, we all vote on really, truly important things.

For instance, every single time we consume any item, we’re voting. Our food, toothpaste, sheets, clothes, shampoo, toys,…

12 ways to reduce stress for kids (and adults)

These stress reduction tips below are just as relevant and helpful for every adult as they are for adults who care for children. We live in complex times and a fast-paced culture where reported stress levels continue to rise (along with the corresponding damage to our physical and mental health and emotional well-being).

A few of the health experts I've spoken with recently have said they…

Three favorite parenting resources

If you care for children, here are some excellent resources with helpful, warm and effective approaches and tips: 

1. Kim John Payne, director of the Simplicity Project. Here’s how much I loved his book “Simplicity…

"Take Care: The Balance Guide" is finished and available

Are you interested in creating a more balanced life? A simpler life? Experiencing more freedom, peace, contentment or joy? A more intentional way of living? Less stress? 

The fifth book in my series, "Take…

A different sort of love letter for YOU!

When my kids are playing together and a tiff bubbles up, my go-to response is to ask, “Are you treating each other the way you would like to be treated?” I sometimes follow this question up with, “What can you do right now to start treating each other the way you would want to be treated?”

I was thinking about how many of us--kids and adults--would benefit from taking this golden rule about…

For your inspiration

If you’re ready for a dose of inspiration, or an uplifting new thought, or a refreshing laugh about serious things, or a new tool to help you remain sane and healthy, you must check out the “Life Gets Better Now” podcast with spiritual teacher Mary Hayes Grieco and her student Erin Warhol, a talented producer. See

Fast and easy meal planning

I like to spend as little time and energy as possible thinking about what we’re going to eat during the week. At the same time, preparing healthy, wholesome, balanced meals is a high priority.

Our solution for meal planning has worked well for meeting both of those desires, so I’ll share it here as one option.

First, my husband and I sit down together every Sunday with our calendars…

Six things to keep in mind on your health journey

I wrote this as a note to readers that begins each of the books in my wellness series, but I thought I'd share it here too:

1. Be empowered, not overwhelmed. Free, not worried. Inspired, not guilty. This information is here to serve you. A lot of things are outside our control, including experiences and choices from the past—so let them go. Focus on what is in…

Tips for resolution fun

A new year is a natural time to reflect, renew and reset our lives. In today’s busy, fast-paced culture we don’t often set aside times for that, so it’s handy that the calendar builds in a time for pause.

Elizabeth Lewis (, a life coach and stress-management teacher who I interviewed for my books “Take…

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