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How knowing your values can increase your happiness

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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 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….

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…

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…

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…