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.

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 …

6 Ways to Save More Money

Years ago, my husband was laid off from his job. I was in the process of going back to school to finish my degree, and we had a house full of teenagers. It was a great wake up call for us to evaluate our finances and discover ways to save more money in our monthly expenses. I’m glad the stress …

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 …

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