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One simple trick to stop worrying so much

I’ll admit, in the past, I’ve tended to be a big worrier, and it’s something I’m gradually working on for the sake of my peace of mind…and sanity! It’s just that I’m one of those people who likes to prepare by imagining all the possible worst case scenarios. It’s my way…

Staying positive even in life’s valleys

Wow, can you believe 2017 is almost behind us? These past few months especially have seemed to fly by in a blur!  I’m so sorry that I haven’t been able to blog as regularly as I used to these past few months. As many of you know, life has been…

A lesson on comparing journeys from a tomato plant

I know it’s been a while since my last blog. May was an insanely busy month for me, but it was also full of so many lessons and insights, which I can’t wait to share with you over the next few months. 🙂 And today’s lesson actually comes from a…

10 easy ways to build walls against negative thoughts

I hope your week’s going well. It’s so sunny here where I live, and I’ve decorated my front patio with all kinds of plants and flowers, including a beautiful lemon plant. Right now, it has about twelve lemons that should be ready to harvest in the next 3-4 months, so…

How to stop the train of negative thoughts

I recently started reading a book called Think Better, Life Better: A Victorious Life Begins in Your Mind. It’s by Joel Osteen, who regularly teaches on maintaining a positive mindset and realizing your God-given potential. In the book, Joel likens our minds to computer software, with negative thoughts being like…

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…

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:…

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…

How do you plan on spending your heartbeats in 2016?

Happy New Year! There’s something invigorating about the start of a New Year, wouldn’t you agree? It’s brimming with possibility. Anything seems attainable. If you’re like most people, perhaps you’ve spent some time yesterday or today thinking about resolutions or goals or experiences you want to have or ways you…

How to wake up excited every morning

It was just a few years ago that I was working in a job that I severely hated. Every day, it was the same seven hours of mind-numbing tasks. I didn’t feel challenged. I didn’t feel stimulated. If anything, I felt empty on the inside. Was this all there was…