As a child, I was always a dreamer. I made up stories, people, words, and anything my mind would let me do. There are benefits of imagination for children, but what about for adults? If we can envision how we want our future, the chances increase that we will obtain it. Isn’t this imagination? I … More Benefits of Imagination for Children and Adults
Jy and I just returned from Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. We had a neuropsychological evaluation completed. It was an amazing experience. I’ve been a nurse for sixteen years (I’m getting old 😮.), and Primary Children’s Hospital is a model hospital of how healthcare should be. It is not always the big things … More Be Picky: How to Get a Positive Experience with Healthcare
Growing up, I used to hate my scar on my right leg. I would try to hide it with my other leg. I fell through a sliding glass door when I was about three years old. I always thought my scar from this incident looked like a track runner jumping over a hurdle. I used … More What Scars Do You Hide Behind?
Have you had a wonderfully productive week? I’m sure you have! But doesn’t it sometimes feel like you can never check off everything on your to-do list? The list keeps growing with everyday situations. Often it’s go go go for all of us. Please remember that although you are needed and pulled in ten different … More 3 Benefits of Rest- Slow Down
“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
Raise your hand if every day is fantastic. Blissful. Disneyland like. Joyful. Hmmm. Probably not everyone is raising his/her hand. Now, I know of some people who choose to have a positive day each day. A friend I recently met, Ben, is one of them. It takes practice. Here are six suggestions to stay positive … More 6 Ways to Stay Positive and Productive
Let’s be honest. It’s easier to be negative than it is to be positive. Curse that person with road rage. Flick the teacher off who gives you a bad grade. Blame the football coach for lack of playing time. Be pissed off that my son recently received an IEP (including special education) because his brain … More How to Deal with Negativity