The World Is A Hopeless Place

Despite my declarations of being media free, I have not been. Between the Facebook announcements people share and the news feed email I get daily, I’ve been inundated with articles. I’ve even been paging through Yahoo news. (Which is actually an oxymoron because half of the things reported as news are anything but news. For…

No One Can Make Me…

No one can make me…feel bad about myself if I don’t let them. We’ve all heard the Eleanor Roosevelt quote before. But sometimes, I confess, I let them get to me. This week, particularly, I had one of those triggering moments. What is a triggering moment? It’s the moment when something happening in the here…

Mother’s Day Advertising Fail

Quick! What’s the quintessential worst Mother’s Day gift?! If you guessed an appliance, you’re right! But last week I saw a major online retailer pushing vacuums for Mother’s Day! Good God! What if my family sees these ads and thinks a vacuum cleaner is a grand Mother’s Day present?! The horror! Last year, I gave…

Oh Pinterest, Must I Leave You?!

There’s a storm abrewin’ over Pinterest and its Term of Use. Were you like me and automatically agreed without reading a single word of the document? Honestly, just seeing paragraph after paragraph of words on the computer screen containing legal jargon makes me dizzy. It also uses up valuable time–that I could have been using…