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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…

When you’re not ‘feeling it’ with positive affirmations

Chances are that you’ve probably heard of positive affirmations before. If not, positive affirmations are basically statements that you say out loud every day to empower yourself and shift into a positive state of mind. Here are some examples of positive affirmations:   Today is going to be a good…

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…

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…

Are you making this mistake with your thoughts?

This week, I started reading a book which you may have heard of already. It’s called The Secret. There’s a movie that goes along with it, too. The Secret is about the law of attraction, a concept I’ve been familiar with for a while but one that I’m interested in…

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…

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….

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…