Stop Beating Yourself Up: Give Yourself Credit for How Far You’ve Come

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

Hope: Cherish, Desire, Anticipate. Keep Moving Forward.

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.

Coping with the Loss of Health: How My Son Survived Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Encephalitis

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

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