The Good and Bad Effects of Stress with Stress Management Tips

How many of you have experienced stress? Your heart may race. Your head may feel like it’s going to explode. Your stomach may be in knots (You may even need to run to the bathroom 😳.). It’s usually no fun, but did you know that stress isn’t always bad? There are good and bad effects … More The Good and Bad Effects of Stress with Stress Management Tips

Self-Worth: What is it and 5 tips to having more of it

Self-worth is the “sense of one’s own value or worth as a person.” It’s closely related to self-esteem, which is “a realistic respect for a favorable impression of oneself.” Self-esteem is feeling good about yourself. Self-worth includes this, but there is more to it. With self-worth, you not only feel good about yourself, but you … More Self-Worth: What is it and 5 tips to having more of it

3 Benefits of Gratitude: Be Happy Now

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others” (National Association of School Psychologists, 2014, p. 1). 3 Benefits of Gratitude People who are optimistic and have gratitude have increased well-being and decreased depression (Jiang, Yue, Lu, & Zhu, 2015). When you have gratitude, there is an increase association … More 3 Benefits of Gratitude: Be Happy Now

Balance- You’ll Never Regret Spending Time with Your Loved Ones

There are certain days that I will never forget working as a nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). My experiences helped me to prioritize. I’m definitely not perfect at it, but I believe balance is important in life. Remember that word regret? You don’t want to regret not cultivating important areas of your … More Balance- You’ll Never Regret Spending Time with Your Loved Ones

Time Is an Illusion

The definition of illusion is “a deceptive appearance or impression.” According to Popular Science, “If you try to get your hands on time, it’s always slipping through your fingers.”  “People are sure time is there, but they can’t get hold of it. My feeling is that they can’t get hold of it because it isn’t … More Time Is an Illusion