Why are you here? Why do you write? And how often do you sit back and think about your responses to those questions? Let me wager a guess and say the answer has something to do with hope — something you’re striving towards. Hope isn’t just a mood, or a form of positive thinking. The … Continue reading The Power of Hope – and Why It Matters
Let’s face it; when we leave home and are just starting out on our own, none of us really know what we’re doing. We may think we hold the world in our hands, but mistakes are made, life choices are questionable, and countless lessons are learned the hard way. We’re helpless fledglings, gently (or not … Continue reading 7 Pearls of Wisdom I Wish I Knew When I Was Just Starting Out
We all need a reason to stop and smile sometimes. If you pay attention to the news, many of the current events happening around the world are unfortunately quite alarming and downright depressing. We all want to stay informed, and most of the time I’m all for staying up to date and connected. However, there … Continue reading 13 Uplifting and Weird Facts to Brighten Your Day
Hi everyone! I am excited and honored to say that I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award! I was nominated by the wonderful Ms Abigaba – you can check out her awesome blog Vocalized Thoughts here: https://msabigaba.wordpress.com/. Rules: Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blogAnswer the 11 questions given … Continue reading Liebster Award!
Today, I faced a lot of rejection. Normally I have thicker skin and am able to bounce back fairly quickly, but for some reason today the hits just kept on coming and by this afternoon I was thoroughly discouraged and mentally drained. As I sat at my computer, closing my email and all the other … Continue reading The Other Side of Rejection
For my previous two posts I talked about how I’ve broken down the idea of self-care into different categories, having to do with overall well-being and how I take care of myself as a person. I began with strength and what makes me feel strongest (inside and out!), and then moved onto relaxation and things … Continue reading Self-Care Steps: What Brings You Joy?
With all of the challenges and changes to our lives that have come with shelter-in-place, it has been too easy to fall into the trap of negativity. It happens all too often; we get sad, annoyed, angry, start thinking about all the things we miss and what we want to go back to “normal”, and … Continue reading Shifting Perspectives: The Sweeter Side of Quarantine
Life got you down? Well, good news: you have the power to get back up. There are many things you can try that will help quiet your mind, reduce stress, take control and improve your physical, mental, and emotional health. Here are twelve tips that can help you feel like you're conquering your everyday life. … Continue reading 12 Ways to Help You Conquer Your Life
Have you ever thought about the concept of being confidently lost? This phrase had never occurred to me in my life, until just this morning I heard for the first time a song with that title. “Confidently Lost” – for some reason this struck a chord with me. I realized that in fact, that might … Continue reading Confidently Lost
What does it mean to be a woman in the U.S. now compared to ninety years ago? I just finished a compelling book that made me consider this, and look at my own life through a different lens. Yes, we still have many challenges and a long way to go to equality and some semblance … Continue reading Being a Woman, Then and Now