Entries by Jody Moore

10 Tips For Saying NO

As soon as I stopped working at my corporate job, I felt an obligation to volunteer in my kids’ classrooms at school. Their teachers needed the help, my kids loved it when I was there, and I had the time. I couldn’t find a valid reason not to do it. The only problem was, I hated […]

3 Reasons Corporate America Made me a Better Mom

I’ve held many jobs in my day and learned valuable lessons from every one of them. People who wait tables are the most fun people on the planet. Cubicles can steal your soul. And telemarketing can be fun if you give yourself a fake name and have a plan for getting a new job asap.

But What if There’s Not Enough?

Every night as I sleep and re-charge my battery, my beloved MacBook also gets her battery charged on the desk beside me. By morning MacBook is 100% and once I have a Diet Coke and a shower I can at least fake 100% and off we go to shake up the world. MacBook’s battery lasts […]

Love: An Unexpected Gift For You

Love. It’s the only emotion that has it’s own holiday and it’s responsible for the best and worst music on the planet. Am I right? It’s truly a complicated and fascinating emotion and so in honor of the month of February, I want to share a slight twist on how you might think about love. If you […]

A Love Letter to My Mean Side

I have a very mean side. Sometimes she is mean to other people but most of the time she’s just mean to me. Her name is Pepper because she looks exactly like Gwyneth Paltrow’s character in Iron Man and she is driven and smart and waaaay too perfect but sort of out of touch with […]

Happy Girls are Pretty and Other Truths we Forget

The best way to get what you want is to begin at the end. Really. It feels counterintuitive but it’s absolutely true in every case. That’s what I love about this Audrey Hepburn quote. I tend to want to believe that pretty girls are happier but the truth is, happy girls are the prettiest. ALSO…

A Word About “You Never Know” – Mormon Channel Video

Last fall the church released this video (It’s about 8 1/2 minutes long! Check it out!) on Mormon Channel.org called, “You Never Know.” The woman in the video is wearing a ring on her left hand, but there is no man in sight. Let’s assume he is on a huntin’ trip. If you’ve never lived in Utah […]

Why Your Mind Thinks It IS a Competition

You’ve heard it over and over again. It’s not a competition. I say it to my kids and I say it to my clients and I say it to myself every darn day and yet my mind loves to go to a place of comparison. Especially when I think I’m the loser in this Pepsi […]