american presidential election

Dear Friends, Remember my post about friendship being more important than political speech? Let’s remember that today and not throw stones at people who voted for Trump. Half of the country does not hate Muslims, Mexicans, women, the LGBQT+ community, or anyone else. What do these results mean? They mean that America is discontent and divided about how to move ahead into the future. This is not the first time in our history that we’ve faced these feelings. America was… Read more »

There is a topic that has been bothering me for a while, and I have been searching for the best way to address it with my followers. I thought about posting a video to my Youtube channel talking about it, and I might still do that. For now, I want to get my thoughts down in words. I want to write the things that I want my daughter, her friends, my students, and girls around the world to consider.  … Read more »


Have you ever heard of or taken the Myers-Briggs Personality Test? The full test is quite comprehensive, but there are a lot of places online that will give you a simplified version of the test. Your personality gets scored in four different facets. Are you more of an introvert or extrovert? Do you take in and interpret information through sensing or intuition? Is your decision-making governed by feeling or thinking? Do you interact with the outside world by judging or… Read more »

If you’ve been reading along for the past couple of weeks, you’ve noticed that I’ve been trying to make my way through some stormy weather (mostly figuratively). I’m sure you also have those weeks where you just feel like the fates are against you. Nothing seems to go your way. You think you have finally made it over the last hurdle only to find twelve more in the way. The last three weeks of my life have felt just like… Read more »

modern girl's guide to managing stress

Stress. Just when you think you have things under control and feel like a queen, something pops up to knock you off your throne. I have a pretty uptight and anxious personality. They call it Type A, but I call it necessary for high achievement. From a distance, it actually looks like I am really good at dealing with stress and don’t let much of anything bother me. Unfortunately, that is not really true. I’m just better at hiding it… Read more »

social media sharing with footprint

I was really excited to get to be one of the first chosen to test this new killer way to share your social media footprint with my followers. One thing we have learned this year is the power of social media marketing. Social media outlets have transformed the way that people around the world receive information. Getting our message out to millions of people around the world has become incredibly simple and inexpensive. So, now the real challenge is to… Read more »