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What negative labels are you carrying around?

As you may recall from my last email, I’ve been reading a book by Joel Osteen called Think Better, Live Better. It’s all about reprogramming your mind to think more positively so that you can have a more fulfilling life. One of the concepts addressed in the book is the idea…

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….

7 tips to getting more done in a day

If you’re like most people, I’m sure you probably look forward to the weekend. The weekend probably represents nothing short of total and absolute freedom to you. It’s when you finally get to unwind and pursue those things (passions, hobbies, other activities) that most likely fell to the back-burner during…

How to bring love into the world

I have no doubt you’ve heard of the influx of violence in our world as of late. Mass shootings, terrorist attacks, police brutality, fatal domestic disputes… It’s all incredibly heartbreaking, and it begs the question: why is there so much pain, hate, and anger in the world? I’ve heard everyone…

Cover Reveal Day for My Debut Novel!

Special delivery today! The cover for my debut novel, The Secrets We Kept, has finally come into the world for all to see! I’m so excited to share it with you, so without further ado, allow me to present it: Isn’t it beautiful? I’ve even made it my cellphone’s wallpaper so that…

Why you need to establish a morning routine

I’ll be honest with you, once upon a time, mornings were NOT my favorite thing in the world. I think it’s safe to say the majority of people are not morning people, and I definitely counted myself in that demographic once. When I started committing myself to a daily writing…

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…

When you feel unneeded

I’ve just finished watching the movie Paddington. Yes, the children’s movie. (Sometimes I think children’s movies tell better stories than ‘adult’ movies to be honest!) In the movie, Paddington (voiced by the wonderfully talented Ben Whishaw), arrives in London per his aunt’s encouragement, where she’s sure he’ll find a loving home…

What to do when you feel discouraged and want to give up

According to a plethora of research (with which I won’t bore you), by this point in the year, the majority of people have slacked off on their resolutions and have altogether given up on them. Now as you may remember from my previous post on alternatives to making resolutions (read…