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…

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 daughter…

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…

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…

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…