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.

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, …

Why a Girls Weekend can Make you Feel SO Good

It’s time to grab your bags, gather your gal-pals, and get out of town. Prioritizing a girls weekend can do more for your mental health than you realize. What is it about a girls getaway that supercharges us in a way nothing else can? There is something powerful in connecting with friends who can truly empathize with what you’re feeling …

How to Make a Digital Detox Work for You

Last fall I was challenged to “unplug” for a full week. During this digital detox, I was asked to pay attention to how I felt, notice any changes in my behavior, and watch for how many times I had the impulse to pick up my phone. The challenge helped me gain some interesting insights and learn to think twice before …

4 Practical Ways to Create Successful New Habits

When I want to create some sort of change in my life, whether it is for personal growth or development, I typically start looking at what habits might help. A Habit is an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary, whereas, a goal is a result or achievement to which an effort is directed. While in …

Why I Stopped Trying to Fix My Life

Do you ever get stuck in the whirls of trying to “fix” everything? As a people-pleaser, it has long been my natural inclination to want jump to the rescue and be the lifesaver. Whether it was seeing a solution to someone’s dilemma, playing referee to keep everyone happy, or feeling the burden of offending someone — the pleaser in me …

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