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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…

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…

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…

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…

This book has changed my life

How’s your January going? Can you believe the month’s almost over? I certainly can’t. Where did the time go?! It’s been a pretty productive month for me, though. For one, I’ve been doing a lot of reading. I’ve always been a bookworm, but in recent years, I tended to put…

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 love more and feel more loved

As we draw closer to the end of the year, I’d like to talk about personal reflection, which I’m a big advocate for! I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching and personal reflection myself these past weeks (though, admittedly, it’s something I do year-round too). For instance, I recently took…

Keep your peace or prove you’re right?

Today, I want to talk about wanting to keep your peace vs. the urge to get your point across to win an argument. I had a pretty funky weekend. I went to an art festival with someone, and parking was a nightmare. We finally found a well-hidden parking garage open…