The Power of Optimism and Pessimism

How can both optimism and pessimism have power? You’ll probably assume the power in optimism means it’s positive and good. While in contrast the power in 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 a…

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 making…

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 lessons…

Let’s Talk About Courage

Can you think of something courageous you did when you were a kid? I remember standing on a diving board at my neighbor’s pool and trying to stir up the courage to take that jump. My sisters were in the pool telling me to do it. My toes were curled over the board and as…

20 Unique Ways to Manage Stress

Stress can creep up on us in many ways. Whether you get a headache or the feeling of overwhelm, stress can make even a small task seem impossible and can impact your daily life. It’s a natural way of our body and minds reacting to something perceived as threat or challenge. It can build up…

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 about the potential…

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. 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…