Make everyday better with an attitude of gratitude

Gratitude is a small and simple thing that can have a powerful effect on every moment of every day. It can take you from grumbling about traffic to be thankful that you have a car, from being angry about something annoying thing your friend/spouse/relative did to feeling sincere joy that they’re part of your life. It’s Read More …

How to know when it’s time to change your course

Life is a series of things running their course. Nothing stays the same forever. Things change. We accept that. But what about when the change is coming from you? When what you’re doing doesn’t feel quite right for you anymore? How do you know when it’s time to change your course? When your mind is Read More …

Believe in yourself when doubt creeps in

Everyone battles doubt. Even the most confident person you know has those dark moments when they wonder if they’re on the right track. Any parent who cares about being a good parent has faced doubt even though they may generally think they’re doing the best they can. We’ve all been there. (Especially through the teenage Read More …

What to do when you’re trying to figure out what’s next

You know that feeling when you’ve worked so hard for so long on something? It’s great to finish, to get to the end. Wonderful. Now you’ll have a chance to breathe. It’s a great feeling, but it can also be stressful. Because… Soon you start to wonder, “Now what?” How will you fill your days? Read More …

Focus on what you can do instead of what you can’t do

Have you ever had a problem with a clerk at a store or a customer service representative who seems bent on not helping you? When you tell her what you need, she responds, “Oh, I’m sorry. I can’t do that.” “Well what about this other thing?” you ask. “No. I can’t do that either. I’m Read More …

Why bother trying so hard when no one notices?

What’s the point in trying so hard when no one seems to notice? It can be discouraging when it feels like your work and effort don’t seem to matter to anyone. When you make sacrifices and work hard, but no one seems to notice or care. I tend to look for distractions. Facebook, Yahoo and CNN Read More …

Can you be happy and still want more?

“Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.” ~ Helen Keller How can you be happy with what you have if you still want more?  Being happy with what you have helps you Appreciate every day blessings Have an attitude of gratitude Choose happiness every day Focus on all you have Read More …

Choose belief over doubt

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford. So often, we give up before we start. We list reasons why something won’t work. It saves us the trouble of trying and keeps us from risking failure. But how can we get past that? How can we open our minds to Read More …

Strive for progress, not perfection

Is it really okay to be less than perfect when you’re working toward a goal? Like when you’re ready to take better care of yourself and improve your confidence and overall happiness. You may commit to eating more nutritious food, exercising more consistently, practicing daily gratitude, journaling, or any number of other healthy activities. They’re simple, but Read More …

Mindset Monday – Be empowered by the truth of this simple statement

Have you ever had a teacher make a life-long impression on you? My 3rd grade teacher at St. Paul’s Catholic School, Mrs. Stehling, I think was her name, was a tough lady – old, shaky, and a little scary. She didn’t sugarcoat anything. Whenever a classmate asked for clarification on an assignment, for example, “Do we have to Read More …