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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

7 easy ways to eliminate stress

People often make the mistake of believing that stress is something we have to settle for and learn to live with, but that’s not true at all. Stress doesn’t have to rule over you. No matter how stressed you get at times, you always have the power to take back…

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…