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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…

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 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…

What would you do if fear wasn’t a factor?

Today I want to talk about fear. Mostly, I want to ask you a simple question: what’s that one big thing you would do if fear wasn’t a factor?  You know that thing I’m talking about. That thing you dream about. That thing you want so much. That thing that…

My thoughts on Caitlyn Jenner and Courage

Today, I wanted to share some thoughts on courage. You may have heard that recently, Olympic legend Bruce Jenner came out as a transgender woman. Her name is now Caitlyn Jenner. Caitlyn Jenner was recently honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPY’s. It’s not limited to…

How to start being happy

Wow! The response to my last blog (“when you feel unneeded”) had the biggest response of any blog I’ve ever written! (If you missed it, check it out here). So many of you emailed me to let me know my words had resonated with you – in fact, dozens of you…

What to do when fear is keeping you stuck in place

I’ve recently returned from my trip to Paris. It was a dream. Here’s the wild part: I went by myself. It was my first international journey on my own. I learned so much about myself and grew so much as a person through traveling solo. It was a worthwhile experience…