Productivity & Goals

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How to Get Unstuck with Your Goals this Year

What do you think about new year’s resolutions? For years it felt kind of like I was throwing darts at a moving target. My hopes and aspirations either didn’t stick or I was stuck trying to move to the next step. Have you ever felt that way? Why do we

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Redefining Success

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

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Joy & Happiness

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Health, Healing, and Happiness

Having been sick for over two weeks, I’ve realized that illness makes me appreciate my health. Just the simple act of breathing through my nose, or sleeping through the night is something I take for granted until I can’t do it.

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Choosing Joy

The Wisdom in Choosing Joy

Is choosing joy a choice? How often have you encountered an unexpected situation and had to decide how you were going to react or respond? Where do you choose to focus? It was quiet.  Too quiet in fact. My daughter tended to silently sneak away and find “things” to create

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Faith & Family

Tools

The Guilt-Ridden Need to Fix-it All

When we make the assumption that we have more power and influence than we actually have, or that our family or friend is helpless to handle difficult situations on their own we take the responsibility away from them and open ourselves up to be overwhelmed.

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Mindset & Emotions

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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

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How to Love the Difficult Person in Your Life

Have you ever thought about what makes someone unloveable? Do you find it hard to love the difficult person in your life? Maybe they are unkind, controlling, annoying, or don’t like other people. On the flip side, what makes a person loveable? Is it the things they do or say?

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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

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