Sometimes in life, we want friends, colleagues, and people we need to be accountable to in a variety of settings to be things they are not. We'd like parents (or whomever) to be “one-stop shops.” Often, we have a way of doing things that is View Post
Soaking up CALM | Using Good Memories to Hold on to the Positive!
Think of a positive memory from the last week or the last month and let yourself bask in it. Soak up the calm and use the good memories to help chase dark moods away and hopefully hold on longer to recent good and positive feelings you've had. One View Post
CreativiDAYS: We’re all Creative in One Way or Another!
A few years ago, I checked out a book entitled How to be Creative If You Never Thought You Could, by Tera Leigh. I was doing many creative things but was still intrigued by the process of what it took to "think" of myself as View Post
Rediscovering Joy via Childhood Hobbies & Passions
Want an easy fix for finding joy? Try to remember what it was you loved to do when you were ages 6 or 7 and why you loved it. Or think about what you most enjoyed in early elementary school. If you can remember the things you enjoyed doing solely View Post
Goal-Setting 101 | Celebrate Past Victories and Create New Dreams!
If your email inbox or WhatsApp group messages are like mine this beginning of 2019, you’ve seen a number of messages that have advice about making new year’s resolutions or not making new year’s resolutions or one I got this morning that said, View Post
Stretching Further with Courage and Faith
At a recent small gathering of friends, we decided to take stock and celebrate all the good and positive things in all of our lives this past year. One theme we spoke about was faith and courage versus nervousness, doubt, anxiety and fears and View Post
Dealing with Life’s Challenges and Indignities the Best You Can!
Dealing with daily indignities or crummy stuff in a delightful way is hardly easy. And still, it’s a great skill for navigating life with moxie, pluck and more happiness. Our lives are not free from challenge, nor is it reasonable to expect View Post
Knowing the Hardware Store Doesn’t Sell Bread Brings Calm
How can we live our best lives in the face of seeming adversity and still think about raising our joy quotient? One way is to think about how we relate to less than ideal interpersonal situations. If we’re not harboring unrealistic expectations View Post
Gratitude Outside my Window | The Gratitude Mural
On any given day lately, I can look outside my sliding glass patio doors and see the GRATITUDE mural that was recently painted on the side of a store on my block. It’s beautiful, full of colorful flowers, pastel panels and adorned with a huge View Post
Help Ease the Blues in Little Ways
I am a very upbeat and positive person. But I too have days when its a struggle to pull myself out of my blue mood and back into the light. I don’t know if this is universal, but I’ve had lots of people tell me they can relate to that feeling over View Post