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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…

3 ways to build emotional support

My last blog post (check it out here) was all about what to do when you feel unneeded. One of my recommendations toward combating the sadness that comes with feeling unneeded was to create moments of happiness in your life. In yesterday’s email, I provided you with a website 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…

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 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…

How to stop being passive aggressive

One thing I’ve especially been learning lately is how to express my feelings, my needs, and my wants. Somewhere along the way, I perfected the art of passive-aggressiveness. If I was upset with someone, instead of telling them that I was upset and explaining why, I would communicate it in…

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…

How to deal with unsupportive friends

Tomorrow in America is Thanksgiving Day, also known as the day when we sit around a table with loved ones and offer gratitude over a beautiful meal. (Of course, many families do this every day). The day after Thanksgiving is known as ‘Black Friday’.  It’s the biggest shopping day of…

How to deal with unreliable friends

At some point in your life (if you haven’t already experienced it), someone’s going to let you down. It’s just the reality of the matter unfortunately. Someone will not return your call, or you’ll be stood up, or someone will cancel plans on you, etc. etc. The first time it…

Are you sharing your gifts with the world?

I first want to start off by paying due tribute to the beautiful soul known as Robin Williams. Robin was a comedian you could always count on for laughs. As such, he brought so much joy into our world. No one can say otherwise. Whether he was unleashing boundless enthusiasm…