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How knowing your values can increase your happiness

On January 27, 2017, Posted by , In Growth,Happiness,Joy,Mindset,Peace,Positive,Positive Thinking, With No Comments

As you may recall, last time I talked about wanting to share my New Year reflection process with you, in hopes that it could help you make 2017 your best year yet. In case you missed that blog, you can check it out here. In it, I share 5 powerful…

5 questions to make this year your best one yet!

How is 2017 treating you so far? Wonderfully, I hope! This is an exciting and very powerful time because the energy is so high across the board from person to person. At the turn of a new year, people are more motivated than ever. They’ve made resolutions and have goals…

Why cheering people up isn’t always the answer

On December 16, 2016, Posted by , In Emotions,Friendships,Growth,Happiness,Health,Joy,Relationships, With No Comments

Question: have you seen the Disney/Pixar movie, Inside Out? If not, I highly recommend it. In fact, if there was some sort of mandatory course on living life more effectively that all human beings had to go through, this movie would definitely have to be on the curriculum as ‘required…

Why it’s not healthy to be positive all the time

Have you ever felt like you had to wear a smile 24/7? For any number of reasons, we often feel compelled to keep up the illusion that ‘everything’s fine’. Maybe it’s because we don’t want to worry our friends and family. Maybe we don’t want to be seen as a…

Beware! Complaining can damage your brain…

Have you ever heard of a show called Fashion Police? It entails a panel of fashion ‘experts’ dissecting what celebrities are wearing at red carpet events. More often than not, it tends to lean toward these so-called ‘authorities on fashion’ slamming, criticizing, and tearing down others. For a lot of…

How I flipped the script on a scarcity mindset

As many of you know, I’m a novelist. It’s been a dream of mine since I was 6 years old. One day, I’d like a book of mine to be a New York Times Bestseller. As an author, I naturally follow other authors on social media sites to stay up…

Is chronic complaining ruining your life?

Is chronic complaining ruining your life? Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and reading on the subject of the ‘scarcity mentality’. Have you ever heard of it before? Basically, people with a scarcity mentality are fluent in the ‘language of lack’. Common myths they speak out loud include:…

Got a fear that’s nagging you? Try this.

Wow, what a past few months it’s been! I want to thank you for bearing with me. I haven’t been able to blog as regularly as I would’ve liked this summer. I’ve devoted the majority of my time and energy to writing (and publishing!) my second novel, Lavender in Bloom….

In the wake of Orlando’s tragedy

On June 13, 2016, Posted by , In Fear,Joy,Love,Peace,Support, With No Comments

As many of you may have already heard by now, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history occurred in Orlando this past weekend. Some of you may know that Orlando is where I make my home. Indeed, the shooting took place at a venue located just 20 minutes from where…

How to surround yourself with more positive people

Today I want to talk about how to surround yourself with positivity – even when there aren’t enough positive people in your life. First: why surround yourself with positivity? You may have heard this expression before: you are the sum total of the five people you spend the most time…