Fatigue: Creativity Enemy #1

Fatigue: Creativity Enemy #1

Attempting to teach and lead and grow during a time of stress, causes fatigue… the enemy of creativity and growth. Often, one anticipates a more scholarly or fancy recommendation from a life coach. Yet, when I analyzed my last five encounters with typically successful...
These kids are driving me crazy!!!

These kids are driving me crazy!!!

These kids are driving me crazy!!!  by Virginia Sampson My children went through some very difficult times in their lives. When my youngest child was two weeks old my husband was diagnosed with ALS more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. My other three children...
Lessons from an Extraordinary Girl

Lessons from an Extraordinary Girl

  One early January, an enchanting date night led to our enjoyment of smooth, jazzy tunes at the Hollywood Bowl. The cool, SoCal evening breeze danced its way around a sea of amphitheater seats, sending a delightful chill along the back of my neck as the trumpet...
When Grandma Comes to Visit

When Grandma Comes to Visit

  When some nannies hear that grandma is coming for a visit, they cringe. We’ve heard all kinds of horror stories about when grandma comes to town. These stories flip a switch in our imagination and a movie reel of scenarios starts playing through our...
“Talking” With Your Baby

“Talking” With Your Baby

  Do you ever wonder what your baby or toddler is thinking? Wouldn’t it be great if they could tell you not just what they need (milk) or want (another cookie) but also how they are feeling (sad, afraid, happy, sick)? What if they could even communicate to you a...
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