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 Redefine Success Your Way

When our family was young, I felt like success was defined as picture perfect. Nice, well-behaved children, a clean house, a husband who not only helps out but can read my mind. Has anyone else fallen for the same trap? Success isn’t about working to make everyone around you act a certain way. If we spend our time working on …

30 Gift Ideas Making Christmas More Meaningful

While I was doing some research, I came across an old McCalls article from December 1959. I know, how could something written more than 50 years ago possibly have anything relevant about Christmas today? As it turns out their suggestions for making Christmas more meaningful seemed to be just what I needed. Christmas not only represents the giving of gifts …

Tap into the Power of Being Grateful

We’ve come to the end of our challenge, and we’ve covered quite a bit of information. You’ve learned why acknowledging, embracing and expressing gratitude is so important. You’ve also learned a few specific ways to begin a practice of gratitude in your own life. I’d like to expand on those ideas as we end our challenge to provide you with …

How to Reinforce Your Gratitude Habit with a Journal

Once you get into the gratitude habit of contemplating what you’re grateful for each day, it’s time to consider making it a written activity. Writing down what you appreciate doesn’t take much more time than simply thinking about it each day. You don’t have to have strong writing skills to write down a couple of sentences. The physical process of …

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