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.

5 Life-Defining Moments that Have Changed Me

When you think of the phrase “life-defining moments,” what comes to mind? It might seem silly to think about, but I see it as a moment bringing meaning and purpose to my life. A memory or event giving me direction on this journey, where I often feel like I’m stumbling.  I was walking through an airport shop to pick up …

Mentally Strong People Do These 13 Things

As a trained therapist, Amy Morin’s focus has always been on helping others become mentally strong people, but when she was hit with one devastating tragedy after another she learned about mental strength first hand. With the sudden deaths of her mother and husband, Morin became acutely aware of how she needed to practice what she taught. She knew she …

Simple Ways to Practice Gratitude More Effectively

Whether you believe gratitude to be a feeling, emotion, mood or some type of personality trait, there is no doubt gratitude elicits greater satisfaction and overall happiness. Science is even proving gratitude to be a great tool in overcoming depression and anxiety. The act of practicing gratitude regularly may mean a little more mental work, but the dividends far outweigh …

Understanding Shame and 3 Ways to Let it Go

Shame is about secrecy. It’s a painful emotion with the primary purpose of hiding who you really are because it doesn’t measure up with you you think you are supposed to be. You relate to it as feeling like you’re not good enough, it could manifest itself as a worry something is wrong with you. Or it may be associated …

How Do You Resolve Conflict?

Last year one of my readers asked if I would write about how to resolve conflict. I’ll admit my initial reaction wasn’t one of excitement. Conflict, in general, has been something I’ve tended to avoid most of my life. It feels uncomfortable in an awkward kind of way. Truth is — we all have to face it and learning how …

How to Improve Brain Function and Memory

Is it possible to improve memory and brain function? There are vital elements to get a good memory working in your favor! Do I forget things? Have I lost my mind? These possibilities have always been a bit of a hot topic in our home. With a family history of dementia and Alzheimers Disease, I’ve realized the burden of care …

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