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.

9 Books for Your Summer Reading List

A look at some book ideas to transport you to faraway places – without ever leaving your home. I love collecting a stack of books to read every summer. It reminds me of when I was growing up and my parents would challenge my sister and me to see how many books we could read. It was the birth of …

It’s Your Life; You Are in Control

If you think about all of our modern technology and inventions, there is not one iPhone, tablet, car, or even box of kleenex that just magically appeared.  They all began with a design planned out with every single detail. Everything from the outside packaging to the internal workings was carefully thought out. And Our Life is No Different The truth …

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 …