Did you know that the stress of having ‘too much on your plate’ leads to overload in just about every other area of your life? [Read more…] about How to Unload Excess and Increase Success
Archives for September 2015
A recent meta-analysis found that stress is work is just as bad as second-hand smoke when it comes to your health. [Read more…] about 3 Easy Tips to Reduce Stress in the Work Place for Better Health
How often do you go through life wishing things were different, but coming up against obstacles?
How often do you think, “I wish I could do that, but I can’t.”
What if the word “can’t” wasn’t a part of your vocabulary? What if you could erase its existence from your brain?
What would be different in your life?
Watch how Rose Cole’s life is affected by rejecting the notion of “I Can’t.”
Here’s what happens when you’re raised never saying the words “I can’t”. This is one of the most unbelievable and inspiring stories I’ve ever heard!
Posted by Rose Cole on Friday, February 6, 2015
With your “I can’t” gone, what are YOU going do today?
In life, there will always be challenges. Accepting a challenge to do something new can feel a little risky, but the benefits to your health and happiness may be worth it! [Read more…] about How Healthy Challenges Outweigh Risks, Benefit Brain and Memory
Birthdays should be celebrated! If you’re prone to throw over-the-top parties for your kids, here’s how to make better than perfect memories with less stress. I was honored to be interviewed for an article in MarketWatch about throwing your child a birthday party.
While most parents would agree that a child’s birthday is worthy of celebration, there are differences of opinion on how much is “too much” when it comes to birthday parties. Though stories abound about what the ‘rich and famous’ are giving their children, not all parents are willing to remortgage the family home for the sake of creating happy family memories.
The truth is, for younger children, over-the-top birthday celebrations are usually overwhelming. By the time the candles on the cake are lit, many a party has already gone up in smoke, with crying children competing with the ice cream for the quickest meltdown!
In a recent article by Barbara Kollmeyer, for MarketWatch.com, I was asked about why parents in the U.S. seem to strive so hard to give the perfect birthday party. See my response and read more about the surprising ways in which parents around the world manage to make better than perfect birthday memories a ‘piece of cake’.
My work as a Life Coach reveals that parents, too often, feel the need to try to create what amounts to ‘beautifully scripted memory books’, instead of simple, happy, family moments. But research shows that it’s not about the dollars you spend, it’s about the experiences you cultivate.
How can you celebrate your child’s birthday and make family memories without breaking the bank?
Raise your kids to enjoy hanging out with good friends. When this becomes their normal, it will also be what they will enjoy, and even want. You won’t need to invest in:
- Extravagant gifts
- Excessive goody bags
- Fabulous cakes
Perfect doesn’t always make for the most memorable experiences!
You can show your child how much they mean to you, their true worth, with much less stress – making it possible to actually enjoy a piece of that cake you decorated (with love) in their honor. And what could be more perfect than that!
Not surprisingly, many of the best family memories are the result of far from perfect moments in life. I’d love to hear your most memorable family birthday experiences in the comments below.