A Month of Gratitude

Did you know November is National Gratitude Month? With Thanksgiving upon us, it’s a time to reflect on what we are grateful for in our lives. Expressing gratitude can enhance mood, decrease stress and improve overall well being. But it shouldn’t just begin and end with November. The practice of daily gratitude can lead to…

Book Review: The Energy Bus

We all face challenges and adversity in our lives. Negativity can take hold and sabotage your thoughts, health and happiness. We have a plethora of research at our fingertips that describes how positive energy and positive interactions can improve our lives, make us more productive and increase our happiness. To create success at home or…

Designed with Heart: Inclusive Playgrounds

We spent all day at a playground when I was a kid. Running, climbing and jumping was what we did. I never gave the tanbark, metal equipment or two-step entrance a second thought. Looking back, I can remember the kids who never played with us because they couldn’t access the playground. It wasn’t until my…

Tips for Going Back to School

I’ve been in corporate marketing for many years. I enjoy working for small companies where I feel I can make a difference and collaborate with cross-functional teams. I earned my bachelor’s degree at a time in my life when my complete focus was on school. That wasn’t the case when I decided for study for…

Book Review: The Happiness Equation

The Happiness Equation is a practical guide to developing the happiness muscles in your brain. It gives the reader a framework with real, practical ways to train your mind for the positive. The book outlines nine secrets for achieving  happiness. And while these “secrets” are really nothing new, the approach and framework provide the tools…

How Do You Define Success?

It’s the million dollar question that you have to look from within to define. Success is subjective. It’s an intangible that to some is only defined by the tangible. To others it comes from a feeling of accomplishment. However you define it, Success Magazine is a good place to find the cornerstones of self-fulfillment that…

Benefits of Practicing Daily Gratitude

We’re already a month into the new year. Hard to believe how fast time flew by this month. Resolutions were made and broken within the first few weeks of the year. One poll suggested that 80% of the people who set a resolution failed by February. Yikes! Don’t despair if the resolution didn’t work out…

Kids, Bikes and Adaptive Play

Riding a bike is like a right of passage for a young child. It’s the moment when the training wheels come off and they take off with that little wobble. I saw a father help his girl take that first ride in a field behind our house the other day. She was smiling and beaming…

Book Review: Live Happy

It’s not often I come across a book I want to read a few times over. Live Happy: Ten Practices for Choosing Joy is one of those books. I read it three times so far! Live Happy combines the science of happiness and ways you can create joy each and every day. From an attitude…