What I Learned from Living with a Monk on A Mountain

Every year or so I go on a meditation retreat. This year, I chose a silent retreat on top of a mountain in the middle of Nowhere, North Carolina. It was a white knuckle drive all the way up there on a one-way road (!) where you couldn’t slow down too much or you [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|gratitude, inspiration, journey into healing, meditation, relaxation, therapy|Comments Off on What I Learned from Living with a Monk on A Mountain

There is a Little Peace Right in Your Pocket!

We ALL have a lot to do. Everyone is super busy.  And, strangely, as soon as we aren't busy, we go crazy trying to make ourselves busy.  Why? Because let's face it, "busy" has a lot of value in our society.  If you're bored or chill, you leave open the opportunity to be called, "lazy," or not as "good" [...]

By | July 17th, 2014|atlanta, find a therapist, getting things done, motivation, procrastination, stress, stress reducer, stress tips, therapist, therapy, Uncategorized|Comments Off on There is a Little Peace Right in Your Pocket!

4 Tips to Help Your Kids Create a Healthy Body Image & Relationship With Food

Recently, I have had quite a few people inquire about how to talk to their children with weight loss or food without passing on negative body image messages.  People seem to be aware of the fact that this subject is a sensitive one (thank goodness) and are wanting sane and balanced ways to help their [...]

By | May 13th, 2014|atlanta, behavior, body image, cheri flake, eating, exercise, habit, healthy habits, mindful eating, mindfulness, mom, moms, stress, therapist, therapy, Uncategorized, weight loss|Comments Off on 4 Tips to Help Your Kids Create a Healthy Body Image & Relationship With Food

Snow Day Stress Busters! You need this, I know…

Well, if you're anywhere near where I am in Atlanta, snow days have been in abundance here lately! It goes without saying that changes in schedules and the questionable future (is school out tomorrow again???) can make a lot of mommies super anxious. Add a little (A LOT!) of cabin fever and virtually no mommy [...]

By | February 14th, 2014|how to stay motivated, manage time, mom coach, motivation, planning, positive thinking, stress management|Comments Off on Snow Day Stress Busters! You need this, I know…

Your Brain is Wired Up to Sabotage Any Sudden Behavioral Change…No Matter What!

There is a great book called, "Change or Die" by Alan Deutchman.  In it, he reveals that when heart patients are faced with the consequence of dying if they don't adopt a healthier lifestyle, an astounding 90% of patients will not stick to the long-term change recommendations by their physicians.  How can this be??? Even [...]

By | January 9th, 2014|affirmation, affirmations, goal setting, mom, mommies, moms, motivation, positive thinking|Comments Off on Your Brain is Wired Up to Sabotage Any Sudden Behavioral Change…No Matter What!

Cheri Featured in the Huffington Post Article 10 Tips for Time Starved Moms!

Check out this Huffington Post article that Cheri contributed to recently.  10 Tips for the Time Starved Moms  Moms are so busy, and everything really does seem to fall on the single mom even more so.  Why not make life easier with the best mom apps out there?

By | August 27th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cheri Featured in the Huffington Post Article 10 Tips for Time Starved Moms!

Tips for Quick and Easy Menu Planning

Needs some quick, easy ways to plan your weekly menu? This is a super easy organization tip that barely costs a thing, will take a little load off of mama and help you get the menu planned for the week. Buy a dry erase board and put it on the refrigerator in the [...]

By | July 31st, 2013|organization tips|Comments Off on Tips for Quick and Easy Menu Planning