Why You Need to Set Boundaries

Why You Need to Set Boundaries

This is for all of you who have a hard time saying that word. The one you want to say but find you can’t. The word that’s supposed to be a complete sentence in and of itself but so often is difficult to utter. “No.” We’re told that...
Challenge Your Assumptions

Challenge Your Assumptions

Do you know what happens when you ASSUME? You make an “ASS” out of “U” and “ME” At least you can assume that someone might say that in response to your assumption. You assume wrong, buddy! An assumption is a premise or belief we...
Be the Kidney Bean in a Can Full of Chick Peas

Be the Kidney Bean in a Can Full of Chick Peas

I have things to do. Lots of them, in fact. But today’s discovery has derailed my productivity. I simply must tell you what happened! I was cooking a favorite dish – chana masala, an Indian curry made with chickpeas. Sounds complicated, you think. Before...
Your Friend Jen is Tired…

Your Friend Jen is Tired…

“You seem so familiar… have we met before?” “I feel like I’ve seen you around.” “You look exactly like someone I know.” I get this a lot. There’s something about me that reminds people of… someone else. I...
Clean Up Your Crap!

Clean Up Your Crap!

This is a post about poop. Both literally and figuratively. At this point, I’ve either got your attention (if so, thanks for staying with me) or you’ve clicked away because… poop. Gross. So let me get right to the point of the poop. In the literal...