Why Loving Yourself Isn’t Selfish, It’s Necessary

Self Love = Self Care and it's Necessary to Survive and Thrive “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” – Buddha Earlier today I had a conversation with a close friend in which she mentioned feeling bad that she fell off the “diet wagon.” She acknowledged that she [...]

New Year Reflections

Remaining Positive During Hard Times How many people do you know who stay positive during tough times? How often do you stay positive when troubles come? How do you handle situations when the tough times hit? As the end of 2018 approaches and a new year begins in a few days, I sat down to [...]

Personal Transformation Testimony: Handling the Unexpected, Self-Talk, and Staying Healthy

My Story on the Highlight Positive Podcast Do you ever wonder if it's really possible to change your life in a positive way? To think better thoughts about yourself? To finally lose the weight and get healthy (or healthier)? I did for many years. It wasn't until 2016 when I was turning 40 and living [...]

What Does Grief Look Like to You?

Grief Comes in Many Forms Disclaimer: I originally shared this post on my Facebook profile about raising my twin preschool-age grandsons for the past year and grieving the life that I lost in the process.  I'm about to get really real and really raw here people. Because I think it's time. It's time for me [...]

What Are You Thankful For?

Thanksgiving Fail? Or success? Today is Thanksgiving Day in America. A day where many of us have the day off, cook a huge meal and gather with family and friends to give thanks. For me, today was also a realization of how far I’ve come from the overachieving perfectionistic person I once was. This photo of the pumpkin bread I attempted to make this morning is a perfect representation of that. […]

Why I No Longer Make New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions vs. Intentions We made it! We are in a new year and of course, with every new year comes the much-anticipated but often dreaded RESOLUTIONS. For many of us, it's become a dirty word. A negative word. Something that conjures up having to drag yourself to a gym to undo all the [...]

5 Ways to Get in the Mood — Creatively!

Get in the Creative Mood It's hard to get and stay in the creative mood these days, isn't it? We're constantly pulled in a million different directions, stress fills our lives, there's a never-ending to-do list for work and home … It's enough to drive us insane! And quite possibly it is doing just that [...]