Commode To Joy

finding happy in the crappy

The Birthday Riddle

“What do you want for your birthday?” It’s the great birthday riddle that is often countered with an even more puzzling response: “Oh, I don’t need anything.” If you’re wondering what to get someone for their birthday, maybe I can help. Spend some time with them, even if it’s sitting on the couch or taking a walk together. Time is of great value. Give them a card, or flowers, or […]

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The Opposite of Strong Isn’t Weak

The opposite of strong isn’t weak. It’s soft. Strong in your gut, soft in your heart. My (Facebook) friend – Courtney A. Walsh, Author and Empowerment Extraordinaire – has used the phrase “softstrong” enough times that it’s stuck with me, and I’ve spent a lot of time figuring out what it means to me. This morning I accompanied my mom to the veterinarian’s office with our cat, Bella, who had […]

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5 Preparation Tips When Flying With A Toddler

Getting out the door in order to catch a flight can be more stressful than going through airport security, especially with a toddler in tow. In order to minimize the number of “I either need to scream or drink” moments during our travel days, I’ve identified 5 things to do the day before flying that streamline leaving the house while maintaining sanity. 1. Make breakfast the day before. When I’m […]

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Words Talk – Energy Speaks

Words are just words. Some people say what they mean. Others sugarcoat. Sometimes a person’s wires are so crossed that they couldn’t give you a straight answer if they wanted to. So maybe pay a little less attention to the words and give a little more attention to the energy behind the words. That’s where the gold is. Sometimes it’s obvious gold – you hear it and it feels like […]

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