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

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

What I learned from Everything Everything: Child Abuse & Independence

Why do we read books (for my book lovers)? Here are some reasons I think we read: We want to understand ourselves and the world we live in through stories. Entertainment Escape from reality Experience another life or world Knowledge I learn something from every book I read. I recently read Everything Everything by Nicola … More What I learned from Everything Everything: Child Abuse & Independence