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.

How to Improve your Pinterest Strategy

When I first started blogging, I couldn’t figure out how to hide a Pinterest pin and add a description that would show up. My posts were feeling crowded with all of my additional pins and the description seemed to disappear when I included it in the actual description box. I started adding the description to the Alt-text box until I …

25 Years Ago I Turned 25: Part II

A few months ago a Facebook friend shared how she celebrated her 30th birthday. I was impressed with her foresight to plan a special bucket list of 30 things to complete before her birthday. I’ve also seen others do random acts of service to equal the number of years they are celebrating. Being the contemplative person I am, I thought …

25 Years Ago I turned 25: Celebrating 50

The BIG 5-0! Celebrating a half-century feels like such a monumental milestone, and yet I still feel the same. For the last six months, I have focused on embracing this new stage of life. With kids leaving home, new grandbabies to love, and milestones to prepare for, this birthday has been a time for reflecting. Yes, twenty-five years ago I …

The Power of Passion and Perseverance: Grit

Have you ever considered what grit really is? Our mind’s eye sees the “mastery” of others and often mistake what seems to come naturally as an innate ability, talent, or genius. The truth is there is a lot of hard work and grit behind achieving anything worthwhile. Dr. Angela Duckworth, the leading grit expert, has a long list of accolades …

Why Mother’s Day Can Be Different This Year

Does Mother’s Day fill you with dread or a sense of contentment? Years ago, I decided Mother’s Day was not one of my favorite holidays. Do I sound strange?  My husband was baffled. What’s not to love about breakfast in bed, a day off from dishes, with hugs, kisses, and gifts being showered upon you? The reality is I wanted …

What I learned from Infertility

Our family's story of infertility has taught us to be grateful even when life is overwhelming and discouraging. As we raise our voice and share our experiences, we can help each other learn and grow from the pain and find the strength to keep putting one foot in front of the other.