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Survival of the Fittest

It’s that time of year again. The weather has turned a tad chilly, the leaves are turning a beautiful color, and all you ladies are busting out your scarves and boots. You know who you are. While we don’t exactly get to relish weather extremes here in California, we all still do our best to […]

Get Out of the Boat

When I’m in a boat, the last thing I usually think of is getting out. I like the safe, dry, and hopefully warm confines of my sturdy, water-bearing ship. If I can survive the possible sea-sickness that usually awaits me, I consider my boat outing a success.  It’s nice to view the vast ocean from […]

Teeter Totter

When I think of balance, my first thought is always an image of a seesaw. In particular, I think of the ones on America’s Funniest Home Video’s where one person always gets off when their unsuspecting victim is perched at the top. The result is always laughter on my part, as I watch the poor […]

Sufficient Grace

If you’re like a certain blog author (who shall remain nameless), then you like the feeling of being in control. You like to know where and when you’re going, and you want to be the driver. You don’t have too much of a problem delegating, or letting others take part in your day. But when […]

One of a Kind

Most people can recall their parents telling them in their childhood, “You can be anything you want to be, if you just put your mind to it.” At the time, our sights were pretty short: be a teacher, cheerleader, a rock star, an astronaut. We wanted to stand out from everyone else and be noticed. […]

Elbows off the Table!

That’s the phrase many of us remember from our childhood days around the dinner table. That, and “don’t talk with your mouth full.” Regardless of what etiquette rules may have been in place at your house, many of us have fond memories of the nightly ritual that is known as dinner.  Dinner was the glue […]

Helpful Hints for the Empty Nester

If you’re a seasoned mom who woke up one morning and suddenly wondered, OMG, how did I get here? you just might be experiencing what is commonly referred to as “Empty Nest Syndrome.” To summarize it in a simple sentence: Not only is your nest (home) empty of your children, you’re now feeling a type […]

Welcome Video

Tammy Hotsenpiller welcomes you to Total Life Coach.

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