Happy May! In this fast-paced world, it’s easy to want to be at the finish line at the snap of a finger. When this doesn’t happen, giving up may cloud your thoughts. Everyone wants to be successful, but the reality is the road to success has many twists, turns, and bumps that can discourage you. … More Stop Beating Yourself Up: Give Yourself Credit for How Far You’ve Come
Every single person wants to be successful. The definition of success varies amongst people. Although the final product of success will not be the same for everyone, there are steps anyone can take to get closer to success. 5 Steps Toward Success Know your end goal. Keep focused. There are a lot of distractions in … More 5 Steps Toward Success
By definition, hope is “to cherish a desire with anticipation.” What a powerful word. There are three keywords that stand out to me in the hope definition: cherish, desire, and anticipation. Cherish What does it mean to cherish something? I picture cherishing more than just “liking” something. To cherish is to hold near and dear … More Hope: Cherish, Desire, Anticipate. Keep Moving Forward.
Without health, you have nothing. When you are healthy, you feel like you can accomplish anything. You have focus, energy, and drive. In contrast, when you are ill, you feel like you are functioning through quicksand and it takes everything in you to keep your head above the mud. Before October of 2015, my son, … More Coping with the Loss of Health: How My Son Survived Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Encephalitis
This is an extra special post! Yes, those exist. A wonderful part of the blogging world is connecting with other talented bloggers. I have been blessed with the opportunity to participate in a collaboration with nine other bloggers. The theme for this collaboration is loss. Have you experienced some type of loss in your life? … More Blog Collaboration Coping with Loss
“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
I don’t talk about my writing life too much because I’m not sure if it would be boring. 😛 Before I talk more about Writer’s Ink Challenge, I wanted to share some great news! I won the #SpreadSmiles positivity contest with my short writing piece, Positivity: We Never Know Which Lives We Influence. You can … More Writer’s Ink Challenge