Happy Memorial Day: I wished we lived in a world of peace.

On the last Monday of May, American’s celebrate Memorial Day, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. My father served in the U.S. Airforce.  Here is a picture of my buff 💪 sister, my father, and I at the beach in Miami, Fl. I’m grateful for his service to … More Happy Memorial Day: I wished we lived in a world of peace.

Happy Mother’s Day! Mothers Come in Different Forms

Happy Mother’s Day (for those who celebrate it)! Who are we celebrating exactly with the Mother’s Day holiday? There are several definitions of a mother, but here are two: 1. “a female parent” and 2. “maternal tenderness or affection.” I don’t believe that just because a female fits definition #1, she provides definition #2. Mothers … More Happy Mother’s Day! Mothers Come in Different Forms

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

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and the Meaning Behind Good Luck (or work hard?)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone! I like to know about the origin of holidays or traditions. With St. Patrick’s Day, the four-leaf clover and its relationship to “good luck” intrigue me. Who doesn’t want more good luck in his/her life?  So here you go. A little history on St. Patrick’s Day and the meaning behind … More Happy St. Patrick’s Day and the Meaning Behind Good Luck (or work hard?)