Love, gratitude, and connection

you may be having a really bad day or going through a rough time and it seems like nothing will make it bearable that is until you also experience love or gratitude or connection with others. One of my greatest flaws is that I tend to overwork. And I’ll tell you right off the bat […]

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If Complaining Won’t Fix Anything,

What will? It’s seems like there’s always something to complain about. The day could be flowing smoothly and out of nowhere, oops, a mistake, a complaint, a misunderstanding. Last week I caught myself in complaining mode. Too much on the work to-do list as always. No surprise there. Have you noticed that when complaining becomes […]

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When life gives you the sign to slow down

Don’t you feel let down because things are not going according to timeline? You feel stressed. Or you get sick out of nowhere. Isn’t it frustrating when life gives you the sign to slow down? You can’t do the things you want to do. Or you don’t have the energy to do them. Isn’t slowing […]

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Celebrate the Little Things

Give yourself permission to celebrate the little things. It’s totally okay to feel accomplished on the days when you only had a few things to do. So what if today’s to-do list was simple? So what if you’re not going at the pace you’d like to? Celebrate that one step you took out of courage, […]

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15 Ways to Get Out of a Funk

Move your body. Walk. Dance. Go to the gym. Go to the park. Write down what you’re grateful for today. Watch a comedy show. Take a nap. Meditate. Talk to a loved one, a family member or a friend. Go out in to nature. Let yourself have a good cry if you need to. Turn […]

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Gratitude Practice 101

A gratitude practice starts with taking time out of your day to think, talk, or write about what you are grateful for. If writing is one of your favorite modes of expression, having a gratitude journal is a simple way to commit to a gratitude practice. When the act of feeling grateful turns into a […]

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Nourishing our Inner World

I’m currently reading the book in search of wisdom: A Monk, a Philosopher, and a Psychiatrist on What Matters Most by Matthieu Ricard, Christophe Andre, and Alexandre Jollien. One of the things I love about the book is that it’s written in a conversational style versus an informational, as-a-matter-of-fact style. The authors share their thoughts […]

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12 Ways to Show Love

When we see the world through eyes of distrust, it can be hard to find a reflection of love from the world. Sometimes we wait for others to open up first. We wait for them to show us that they love us. Then we decide how much we will love them back. I have learned […]

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How to Take Your Gratitude Practice Up a Notch

Sometimes we forget that we are not the only ones working hard to make the day go smooth. Whether it’s in our jobs or in our families or in our communities. Just like we put a lot of effort and dedication into our jobs and roles, so do our coworkers and our managers at work, […]

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41 Things to Be Grateful For

With Spring here, I’m ready for tornado season. With it come the thunderstorms and the possibility of the electricity going out. Only then do I notice my dependence on light bulbs, the internet, and kitchen appliances. If you are looking for things to be grateful for today or a reminder of the abundance in your […]

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