10 Ways Volunteering Helps You and Others

Have you ever volunteered your time to a non-profit organization or in your community? Volunteerism is truly a gift from the heart. It’s not about the praise or recognition. It’s about the support you willingly give to others. Volunteering can come in many forms. When you find the type of volunteer work and organization thatContinue reading “10 Ways Volunteering Helps You and Others”

The Power of Optimism and Pessimism

How can both optimism and pessimism have power? You’ll probably assume the power of optimism means it’s positive and good. While in contrast, the power of pessimism is negative and bad. That’s partly true. However, if we take a look at how both can impact our mental health, we’ll find that they can have meaningfulContinue reading “The Power of Optimism and Pessimism”

How to Increase Your Income as a Busy Mom

Guest Author: Virginia Cooper Being a stay-at-home mom is an incredible opportunity not to be taken for granted. However, sometimes you need a little extra money in the bank. Whether you’re busy at home or head to an office for work, you’re a mom who puts in a lot of hours. Maybe you’re having trouble makingContinue reading “How to Increase Your Income as a Busy Mom”

Book Review: Someday Is Not a Day in the Week

Someday Is Not a Day in the Week, written by Sam Horn, includes 10 hacks to make the rest of your life the best of your life. The book was a delightful surprise that I would have never expected. It was a random find really. I was shopping at the Dollar Tree with my daughterContinue reading “Book Review: Someday Is Not a Day in the Week”

Why You Should Attend a Special Kids’ Rodeo

The Special Kids’ Rodeo was new to me several years ago after we moved to a small town that had equestrian roots. That was very exciting for me because I grew up riding horses and always wanted to get back to it. I just love being around horses. I was searching for horseback riding lessonsContinue reading “Why You Should Attend a Special Kids’ Rodeo”

Embracing Change as an Opportunity

As the year comes to a close, many of us will look ahead and focus on what we want to accomplish in the new year. We buy planners, set up new apps, and prepare for change. We get excited to accomplish everything we set the intention to achieve without giving a thought to the potentialContinue reading “Embracing Change as an Opportunity”

3 Steps to Create Holiday Calm

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. IContinue reading “3 Steps to Create Holiday Calm”

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 moreContinue reading “Kindness Matters and Doesn’t Cost a Thing”

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 souls. We’re all busy. Saying that you’re too busy for this or that is just a self-fulfilling prophecy that leads toContinue reading “Feed Your Soul and Fuel Your Focus”

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 yourContinue reading “Ways to Help Children Cultivate Kindness”