Author: Kristen Oliver

June intention: I enter the summer season feeling light and free. I balance my time and energy beautifully between all areas that are important to me....

Ever since my daughter got her ADHD diagnosis, I feel like our difficulties with her have gotten worse and worse.  Is it possible that getting the label could actually make her symptoms appear more extreme? First of all, if you think getting the diagnosis influenced her...

The sun came up and came over to me and went in my heart, and I got brighter and brighter.  That was my dream. Tessa, age 3 1/2...

All through our lives, many people feel the need to tell us who we are. We may hear, via seemingly benign everyday conversations, that another finds us funny or critical. We may be labeled lazy or extremely successful. Who’s right? Whose perception of us is...

May Intention: I know my worth and make Self-care a priority. My family, friends and coworkers all benefit because of the positive energy I exude.    ...

Q & A What is the best way to recover from the mistakes I make as a parent?  I hate yelling at my kids, yet it seems to come so easily.  Afterward, I get angry at myself.  Then I let them get away with so much...

So much of the time, we parents focus on our kids and don’t take the time or effort to attend to our own needs.  It’s so important to place some (or even a lot of) emphasis on yourself—your feelings, your needs and what steps you...

As Yoda says, "Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate and hate leads to suffering." Our intention for April: I choose love! Love leads to peace, peace leads to harmony and harmony leads to living in a state of joy.   There are still 5 spots left for...

As a part of my participation in the recent Shift Charlotte event, I asked attendees to submit a question.  By far, the most common question asked was: How do I identify my true purpose in life?  Wow, that’s a big question!  I recall wondering the same thing just...