I Am Happy When I Go To The Doctor

I am happy when I go to the doctor even though I get butterflies in my tummy sometimes. It makes me feel good to know I am healthy.  When you go to the doctor do you get butterflies in your tummy? ~excerpt from the I Am Happy series of children’s picture books   Why should… Read More…

It’s Okay To Be Happy!

Negativity is nothing more than a socially accepted form of mental illness. I know people who, when asked how their day was, have never said, “I had a good day!” Instead, they say, “It was okay,” no matter how good it was. I remember being in a room full of people once, at a seminar.… Read More…

How To Avoid Raising An Adult Child

I can’t believe how often I see adults throwing temper tantrums. Something gets them upset and they huff and they puff and they blow their cool right out the window. They throw things, punch holes in the wall, slam doors, slam people, scream, cry, spew hate-filled words…you get the picture. So often, way too often, they do this in front… Read More…

Control Freak

Control Freak

Hi, my name is Denise and I am a Control Freak. Well, in a recovering sort of way, actually. I first recognized my need for control when my firstborn took her first step.  I followed closely behind as she toddled, arms outstretched, ready to catch her when she fell.  I know this is a normal… Read More…