Thankful

In this day and age of trials, it’s easy to get sucked deeper and deeper into a black hole. Negativity breeds more negativity. I can feel when my brain is telling lies of not being enough. Not good enough for this job. Not good enough to get published. Need to be a better mom. And … More Thankful

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

The Attitude of Gratitude Through the Eyes of a Child

All my nursing experience is in the area of pediatrics. I LOVE working with children. I have been asked on numerous occasions, “How can you take care of sick children? Doesn’t it break your heart?” At times, my heart was broken into pieces. I grieved with a couple who held their five month old baby … More The Attitude of Gratitude Through the Eyes of a Child