Success Comes...Just Beyond "The Dip"
Jun 05, 2013 ● By Kristen Lamb
If we need constant outside encouragement, we won't last in this business (or any other). Sometimes we need to keep pressing when everything in us tells us to give up, when every friend we have thinks we're nuts.Read More »
My Cats are Totally FIRED!
May 28, 2013 ● By Kristen Lamb
So yesterday, Hubby goes to move a blanket and a tiny field mouse comes running out. What do my cats do? They stand and WATCH.Read More »
Bloody Mary, Snow Cones, and Slip & Slides---Why Summer Vacation is the Secret to World Peace
May 22, 2013 ● By Kristen Lamb
Yeah, NOTHING was childproof. All the playground equipment was heavy-duty industrial steel, and you couldn't play on it unless your tetanus shot was up to date. And back then little girls actually wore dresses, so the first sucker kid down the slide usually suffered second degree burns down the backs of her thighs.Read More »
What Does Our Junk Drawer Reveal About Us?
Apr 14, 2013 ● By Kristen Lamb
The junk drawer is always full of things we don’t want to face—an unpaid bill, a child’s bad report card, a letter from some crazy family member we can't throw away but try to ignore. Something sticky that we just can’t bear cleaning. Do it later. Full of unfinished business. Write that "thank you" note later. Pay that bill later.Read More »
Is Technology to Blame for Emotional Barriers?
Apr 06, 2013 ● By Kristen Lamb
We have all been there. In a restaurant where people are texting instead of talking. They tweet and Facebook and seem to be lost in the digital world instead of participating in the real one. Many writers (and people) are skeptical of social media and technology. We've all been with that person who can't stop chatting on the phone long enough to actually engage in the real-life conversation. Yet, is technology to blame for the emotional distance?Read More »
Twas the Night Before Valentines
Feb 13, 2013 ● By Kristen Lamb
Twas the night before Valentines, and all through the land, the poor single people wringing their hands...Read More »
Is On-Line Dating Right for Finding Love?
Feb 06, 2013 ● By Kristen Lamb
Yet, in our increasingly fast-paced culture, where do we meet other singles? This problem only seems to get worse as we grow older. If we’re no longer in college and all our peers are married with kids, the watering holes where we once found dating opportunities get drier and smaller by the year.Read More »
Enemies of Success---Enemy #1 Approval Addiction
Jan 15, 2013 ● By Kristen Lamb
We all want approval. We long for admiration, a pat on the back, a nudge or a wink that tells us we have done something right. The odd thing is that approval is a drug. It lures us in with a rush that is fleeting. We start chasing the rush and can lose our dreams and ourselves if we aren't careful.Read More »
10 Ways for an ADD Person to Be OOH! SHINY!…Productive
Jan 10, 2013 ● By Kristen Lamb
Perfection is an urban legend, started by Feelings (because Feelings are a needy boyfriend/girlfriend who don’t understand the world does not revolve around them.) The world doesn’t reward perfectionists; it rewards finishers. Often we lose focus on what we are REALLY doing, because we are getting sidetracked with nitpicking.Read More »