Author: Lori Jackson

I’m a wife, mother, educator, and self-help junkie. I have a love for learning, giggling with my grandsons and tandem biking with my husband. I believe wisdom goes beyond being smart or having basic knowledge. Our culmination of experiences helps us in our journey to become. While each of our challenges may be unique, we have the opportunity to choose how we will react, learn and grow. My journey has taught me that I don’t have all the answers, but I do have a voice to share what I’ve learned. Life can either teach us or defeat us – the choice is ours.

7 Habits of the Happy

Happiness is often considered one of those ever elusive emotions. We seem to search for it as if it were some tangible object. The truth is, happiness is something we feel despite what might be going on in our life – it is a state of being independent of circumstance. There is no magical switch or special pill to change …

14 Practical Ways to Boost Your Confidence

In sixth grade I was bullied to the degree it shattered my confidence for the next several years. Kids can be so unkind, but what I lacked was the tools to boost my self-confidence despite what my peers said to me. I was missing some of the essential elements of self-love and had replaced them with self-doubt. When you lack …

Stop the Procrastination and Reclaim Your Life!

Isn’t it fascinating how good we are at procrastination when it comes to things with the promise of long-term pleasure, and we’re terrible at putting off things that produce short-term satisfaction?  Tim Urban calls it the instant gratification monkey.  Sometimes instant gratification has a stronger pull than the long term pleasure of being proactive. I get it. The struggle is …

12 Ways to Be a Better Parent

When we first started our family I was dabbling in Family Science as a major because I wanted to be a better parent. As the years went on I adding to our parenting library, and collected advice from those when “knew” what they were doing. 28 years later our kids are adults and the grandchildren are coming, and we have …

How to Listen with a Compassionate Heart

When I was a young mom, I thought I knew how to listen with a compassionate heart. I had become an expert at listening to what my little ones were trying to say. Watching clues like their body language, the context of an activity, and my intuition all helped me decipher their words. But as they grew older I slowly …

To the Mom Who is Defined by Worry

I remember when my oldest was born, and I watched as he was laying in his crib. I felt so much love and worry all at the same time. I worried about his future and what it might in store for him — my instinct to protect him was so strong. I worried about cruel people who might hurt him, …

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