Commode To Joy

finding happy in the crappy

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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Happy Valentine’s Day

A ring of the doorbell during nap time sent me from singing along to Bublé to cussing under my breath. “Calm down,” I reassured my snarky side. “You’re expecting a delivery. The delivery person must have rung the doorbell as a head’s up that your new shoes are now on the doorstep.” My inner snark rolled his eyes. I stayed in the bathroom and continued freshening up for my niece’s afternoon birthday party. […]

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Trust Your Gut: Identifying Instinct

“Trust your gut.” You’ve heard the phrase, and if you’re like me, you know exactly what that means. I assumed that trusting your gut was a sentiment that everyone understood, but this past week I learned otherwise. Some question what it means to “trust your gut”, not knowing how to identify what is instinct and what is not. Out of curiosity, I started paying attention to how I “know” when […]

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