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…

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…

2020: The Year of Covid

We knew Covid-19 was coming as we celebrated Christmas 2019. I remember watching the news of the world and seeing it spread across the map toward the United States. The last time I traveled was early March 2020 and that was a little scary with the virus spreading so rapidly. I planned to meet my…

Book Review: Resilience

Written by Linda Graham, Resilience includes guided exercises designed as resilience brain-training. You will not only feel empowered after reading this book, you will also have the tools to continue to help you master life’s ups and downs. Resilience is a learned ability to cope with any level of adversity. We all have challenges each…