3 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

Gasp! How can I be talking about the holidays already? I noticed a few weeks back that the Halloween decorations were starting to grace the shelves of my favorite stores and the aisles were getting cleared to make room for Christmas items. Every year it feels like the holiday craze starts earlier and earlier. I…

Kindness Matters and Doesn’t Cost a Thing

The world feels like a crazy place these days. Sometimes it seems like we’ve completely lost our way. People are arguing in the grocery stores over masks. You can’t talk about politics without it turning into a heated debate. We still have COVID-19 cases surging across the country. Senseless acts of violence are happening more…

Feed Your Soul and Fuel Your Focus

Do you have a hobby or activity that fuels your positive vibe? I often hear people complain about things in their lives and I always wonder what they might be doing to feed their soul. We’re all busy. Saying that you’re too busy for this or that is just a self-fulfilling prophecy that leads to…

Conquering Confidence

Have you ever encountered someone who seems so confident? I’m talking about the kind of confidence that others sense as soon as that person walks into a room. It’s not arrogance, just a simple or quiet confidence you can feel. We see this in business and personal experiences. Sometimes you’re left to wonder, “Why don’t…

Ways to Help Children Cultivate Kindness

Written by: Andrea Gibbs It’s crazy how often we hear stories about children who bully each other at school or on the playground. The negative consequences of this behavior have been well-documented, but it can be challenging to help a child develop empathy and kindness. Luckily, there are quite a few ways to teach your…

The Cost of Fear

Fear is a powerful emotion. It can save us from a life-threatening situation with a fight or flight response. It can also keep us from experiencing valuable growth when we overcome new challenges. Fears we create from within can hold us back from reaching new heights in our careers and personal relationships. They can be…

Being a Working Mom During a Pandemic Part III

We’re about to hit a milestone I never imagined we’d cross. It’s been almost one year since we went to remote work and online schooling. How can that be? It was a mid-March shift in 2020 many thought would be temporary. I figured we’d be working remote for a few weeks and then return to…

5 Ways to Build a Positive Mindset

Being positive is not about rainbows, butterflies and starry skies. It’s a attitude of optimism, a focus on the good and a way to look for solutions to life’s problems. We have so many things coming at us each day, especially when we’re in the middle of a global pandemic. The amount of stress we’re…

Setting Goals During a Pandemic

2020 proved to be a year of chaos, uncertainty and great sadness because of Covid-19. It’s been almost one year since I moved to remote work and started the social distancing odyssey that is still ongoing. Nobody really knows when we will return to normal or what the new normal will look like. I suppose…